Port of Rotterdam

2030 words 9 pages
Strategic and Operational Decisions making in Transportations and Logistics

Case I

Port of Rotterdam Authority

Students: Jimenez Argüelles P. Ganuchaud J. 0783164 0787066

Group number:

21

Course Name: 1CM55 – Strategic and Operational Decisions making in Transportations and Logistics

1CM55 – Port of Rotterdam Authority

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Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 3 SWOT Analysis .................................................................................................................. 4 Alternatives
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With Maasvlakte 2 they will be able to handle a bigger amount of ships and therefore obtain a bigger profit.

Weaknesses: The problem of being one of the most important ports worldwide is that you need to have the best distribution channels in order to be able to make the shipping as efficient as possible. The PoR needs new ways of shipping because railways and highways are already congested.

Threats: To overcome the recent growth of its neighbors’ market share, the PoR should try to fortify its strengths and to take advantage of its opportunities. Otherwise they will keep losing benefits because of them. The port should also be aware of the regulations, because nowadays the “green mind” is getting more and more important.

3. Alternatives 3.1 Rail Transport
Rail transport consists of long merchandise train with a lot of wagons circulating on dedicated way or on common way with the civil transport trains. This mean of transport is the cheapest one for a relatively fast, reliable and frequent transport of huge quantity on long distance. That is why it is used to transport bulky product, container and raw materials on distances higher than 200km. The typical capacity of a train is actually about 120 TEU, equivalent to 60 trucks. The network of railroad is already well installed but this mode of transport meet some limits. Indeed, the passenger trains are priority on the railroad and when a section of the way is not reserved for the

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