About Talking Logistics

It is an immense challenge. How do business parks, the city centre and ports remain accessible for heavy goods traffic, in increasingly crowded cities? And how then to keep the liveability and safety in mind of all other road users and citizens?

Many municipalities and provinces struggle with the question of how inner city areas can be optimally set up to cater for all preferences. At the same time, being able to quickly deliver goods leads to enormous time and cost savings in the transport sector. Innovative traffic techniques can play an important role in improving the traffic flow, safety and sustainability.

Exchanging data enables us to increasingly understand logistics flows. That information provides municipalities and provinces the opportunity to define their own policy on how they wish to set up the infrastructure: who gets priority, which traffic will be diverted? It can, for example, be set up in such a way that trucks carrying hazardous substances are not allowed to stop in the inner city and therefore always get a green wave, or that they are not allowed to enter certain areas and will automatically be diverted. On the other hand, the planners of transport companies can make better choices about the use of their vehicles, and in planning the route, they can take any local regulations into consideration. Thus avoiding search traffic and waiting times.

Talking Logistics uses data to improve the logistics sector. Within this collaborative partnership between the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and market players, we promote the use of standards, digitalisation and ITS solutions. We do this for six different themes. More information about the themes can be found on the community page of Talking Logistics.