The port of Amsterdam is in close connection with the city. Large quantities of goods are transported to and from the port by water on a daily basis. The livability and accessibility of the city are decreasing. That is why it is smart to transport goods such as construction materials over the canals. The municipality of Amsterdam, Waternet, TNO, and the Port of Amsterdam are striving for cleaner and smarter city logistics and a more accessible and liveable city. Amsterdam Vaart! stimulates construction projects to transport construction equipment and materials by water wherever possible.
In Amsterdam Vaart! nine construction projects have been supported and monitored over the past two years. The results are positive: 37% less CO2 emissions, 1,600 fewer truck trips in the city, and a reduction of 19,700 trips outside the city. More information can be found in the extensive Dutch TNO report. There is also a summary.