In Amsterdam, the quays will once again be used for what they were intended. Not for parking cars, but for transport over water. This will restore the logistical function of the quays, which disappeared with the arrival of motorized freight traffic.
The new plans for parking-free canals focus on the original function of the canals: for mooring and unmooring ships. With the renewed use of the quays, the delivery of goods and packages in the city can be assured and even improved.
New city logistics
Indeed, with the still growing population and increasing congestion in the city, there is a need for alternative means of transport. Water transport is much more sustainable and faster than road transport. In addition, heavy traffic on canals is a burden on quay walls and bridges, and has a bigger impact on the environment.
Collaboration between water and shore
Before the quays can be used for loading and unloading cargo, a number of adjustments must be made. For example, a flexible lane along the water is needed to provide space for pallets or roll containers. Space is not only important along the quay on the shore side. There must also be sufficient mooring space on the waterfront to prevent obstructions on the canals.
Unique last mile location
Amsterdam Logistic Cityhub (ALC) is pleased with this development. With its multimodal design, the facility enables its users with sustainable transport by road and water. Directly connected to Amsterdam’s canal network, people and goods are in the city center within 7 minutes.