Thank you for your interest in the workshop “Optimizing the interconnection between inland waterway transport and urban last mile logistics” that took place on June 21, 2023, at the Port of Brussels. The speakers and participants had an occasion to discuss best practices, obstacles, and opportunities in enhancing goods transportation in dense urban areas.

To review the presentations, click on presentation titles. Only presentations highlighted in bold are available.


09:15 Meeting point Port of Brussels (Place des Armateurs 6, 1000 Brussels)
09:30 Departure to meeting venue by bus
09:30 Welcome at Port of Brussel and Departure to the meeting venue by bus (please be on time)
Welcome and introduction
10:00 Welcome and short presentation of Port of Brussels by Gert Van der Eeken (Port of Brussels)
10:10 Welcome by the IW-NET Project Coordinator, Nils Meyer-Larsen (Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics)
10:20 IW-NET Application Scenario 1a Objectives “Transportation of goods into dense urban areas” by Yves de Blic (Multitel) & Yaheng Cui (Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France)

21 June 2023, 09:00-14:00

Meeting point: Port of Brussel
Place des Armateurs 6, 1000 Brussels

Parking Esplanade – Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 88, 1000 Brussels

10:35 “Zulu/Fleximalle” by Gilles Peyrot (Sogestran) & Christophe Carpentier (Blue Line Logistics)
10:50 “Brussels Construction Consolidation Center (BCCC)” by Mark Goossenaerts (Shipit Multimodal Logistics)
11:05 “Sustainable last-mile city distribution by cargo bike” by Renaud Sarrazin (Urbike)
11:20 Coffee break
11:35 “Via Palletto” by Carl Verhamme (Catena Consulting)
11:50 “Improved connection between Inland Waterway Transport and Sustainable Urban Logistics” by Loïc Pecher (Coventuris)
12:05 ARRIVAL Platform by the ENTRANCE Project
12:10 ReNEW Project
Round table
12:15 Panel Discussion: “Optimizing Inland Waterway Transport and Urban Last Mile Logistics” moderated by Nik Delmeire (Inland Waterway Transport Platform)
13:00 Networking lunch and Port tour by barge
14:00 Return to the Port of Brussels (Place des Armateurs 6, 1000 Brussels)