In order to promote the use of the waterway in Brussels and the modal shift, the Region, the Port, the Port Community of Brussels and the Users Association of the Port of Brussels and Vilvorde have been collaborating to make available to the Brussels port companies a “Transport Expert”. The expert’s mission is to help companies evaluate whether a modal shift of their transport flows is possible and to help them use the waterway, the container terminal and rail to meet their logistics needs.
Moreover, the Port is developing, with the Transport Expert’s assistance, new forms of traffic in order to diversify the flows of goods. To this end, the Transport Expert has also as a mission to analyse permanently the logistics market, and the transport flows of the Brussels companies, such as for example the logistics of the building sites, in order to optimise them by switching from road transport to eco-friendly alternatives that are waterway and rail transport. The solutions released at the end of these analyses are submitted to the companies.