Fully mapping the route of containers through the Netherlands – that is a shared aim of Rijkswaterstaat (the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management) and Portbase. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) is supporting this process by converting the quantities of data into relevant and reliable statistical information. We are working together to boost our country’s logistics and infrastructure.
This digital step forward means bringing together all the data on container transport in a single database. Public authorities and businesses both benefit from this up-to-date and detailed information. This is important, because it can improve the logistics chain and infrastructure in the Netherlands. In this way, decisions on the construction of ports or road, water or rail networks, for example, can be backed up by high-quality data. But this move also makes the data more usable for decisions about how existing infrastructure is used. All parties in the logistics chain benefit.