Transport by truck is a good way to cover short distances to and from the Port of Rotterdam quickly. Trucks deliver your cargo directly to your door, irrespective of location or time. 40 per cent of journeys that leave the port by truck remain in the Rotterdam region. Half is destined for the Dutch market, and just 10 per cent of journeys from Rotterdam cross the border.
Road transport as part of intermodal logistics planning
For longer distances, transport via inland shipping and by rail is more attractive. Nevertheless, road transport remains indispensable in intermodal logistics planning. The first or last part of a delivery often requires some road transport, for example to go from the inland terminal to the final destination. Transport by truck is also highly flexible and often serves as a backup modality if something goes wrong with transport by rail or via inland shipping.