Sustainable freight transport
Research conducted by Panteia generally focuses on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the various modes of transport. And with the growing desire for modal shift, the transfer of transport from road to rail or ship, and intermodal transport, the interaction between the various modes of transport is also receiving increasing attention in our research. Panteia looks at topics such as cost developments, cost-benefit ratios, emissions and opportunities for modal shift.
Sustainability and energy transition
The transport and logistics sector has been committed to sustainability and the realization of energy transition for some time. In recent years, Panteia has supported clients from the transport sector in addressing efficient and clean / climate neutral transport, including the freight transport system in cities. But also emission reduction and the use, supply and acceptance of alternative fuels. For example, Panteia has set up a widely supported TCO-model on behalf of Top Sector Logistics. Within these studies there is often explicit attention for the impact and costs of the energy transition.
Other studies conducted by Panteia in this area are nitrogen calculations for inland shipping. Such nitrogen calculations can also be made for other markets, such as road freight traffic, new approach routes to Schiphol, the construction of a new shopping mall or the construction of a new business park. Panteia has the expertise to adequately advise you on the challenges arising from the energy transition in transport and logistics.
Read more about our expertise in the field of:
- Inland navigation
- Road transport
- Rail transport
- Intermodal transport
For many organisations, ranging from local to international, Panteia is the preferred supplier for foresight studies and analyses in the field of inland navigation. Our independent advice is widely accepted in the inland navigation sector. Topics of our expertise include:
- Infrastructural bottleneck analyses for waterways, (inland) ports, industrial estates and their relationship to waterways.
- Monitoring and future perspectives for inland navigation; transport supply and capacity analyses for available transport.
- Potential modal shift from road to inland waterways, both on an international and a regional scale.
- Greening of inland shipping and the impact of measures leading to a more sustainable logistics chain; for example, directed towards reducing air pollution and carbon footprint.
- Questions about the economic feasibility of introducing alternative fuels.
- Institutional issues and the impact of regulations on working conditions, such as sailing and rest times and the qualifications required of workers in inland navigation.
Figures on developments in road transport are used in negotiations between carriers and shippers, and professional organisations and trade unions. In addition, the Panteia ‘Road Freight Transport Business Comparison’ enables transport companies to compare their own financial and operational performance with other companies. This benchmark helps companies to optimise their own organisation. Panteia provides similar services to taxi, bus and coach companies.
Panteia supports organisations involved in rail transport with the development of rail policy, rail corridors, institutional matters and legislation, tendering and contracting, feasibility studies and transport prognoses. Panteia launches initiatives to achieve profitable national and international rail connections, in collaboration with the government and the business community.
For decades, Panteia has been an important partner in national and international research on intermodal transport, and a sounding board for parties who want to take steps in the shift of goods flows towards more environmentally-friendly transport concepts. Together with government bodies and private parties, Panteia develops strategies and new transport concepts in which the different characteristics of the various transport modes are optimally used.