In the past decade a considerable effort has been put in the improvement of rail hinterland connections of the Port of Rotterdam.
The introduction of the shuttle concept, the construction of Rail Service Centres, doubling and electrification of the Port Railway.
The developments focused on container rail transport and as a consequence the attention for other port related rail clients did not keep pace.
A market study was performed to determine the requirements of the non-container rail clients and to identify the operational bottlenecks.
Interviews were made with terminal operators and shippers in the following sectors:
• Dry bulk
• Fruit and fruit juices,
• Car transport
• Chemical industry
An analysis provided traffic forecasts, a market structure, as well as operational and financial client requirements.
Services provided by Pharos are:
• Desk research and interviews