2-5 October 2018

Site Visit City Logistics: DHL and other Dutch examples

2 October 2018 3:40 – 7:30 pm 

The most advanced developments for vehicles and therefore logistics are first implemented in the city, the place where technical innovation and societal problems come face to face. 

Having a discussion about innovation is great, but seeing it happening in real life is even better. With a mayor port, a very large climate ambition and air quality problems, stakeholders in The Netherlands are testing leading innovations in Rotterdam. During this site visit you will see and hear about state-of-the art city logistics.

DHL Logistic centre
The site visit is at the DHL logistics centre, the leading innovative centre for package distribution. During a tour, visitors will see what happens during a typical rush hour and the hear some of the insights of DHL.

Outlook Logistics
The Dutch national government is taking the initiative to make a report on the expected innovations up to 2050. For each supply chain within the city logistics, detailed information is given about the transition, expected technical and logistical developments, and expected GHG emissions.

Breytner is a Dutch transport company that only uses full electric freight trucks. They optimise the supply chain in such a way that they are able to achieve zero-emission transport in urban areas. They will explain what they have and how they do it.

Program Schedule

3:40 – 4:00 pm Meet and board the bus at De Doelen (This will be directly after the second parallel sessions, therefore no break. Please take all your belongings with you.)
4:00 – 4:30 pm Drive to DHL
4:30 – 5:00 pm Arrival at DHL. Visit Go Green Showcase
5:00 – 5:15 pm Welcome MD Express NL
5:15 – 5:30 pm Presentation Connekt, Outlook Logistics, by Herman Wagter
5:30 – 5:45 pm Presentation Breytner, by Marie Jose Baartmans
5:45 – 6:00 pm Presentation DHL, by Marijn Slabbekoorn, Program Manager Go Green Europe, DHL Europe
6.00 – 6.10 pm Preparation tour DHL logistic center (in small groups)
6:10 – 6:45 pm Tour DHL logistics center
6:45 – 7.00 pm Board the bus
7.00 – 7:30 pm  Drive directly to Ice Breaking Buffet, City Hall Rotterdam
7.30 – 9.00 pm Ice Breaking Buffet


You need to register in advance for this special site event. Direct competitors of DHL are not permitted access.