The programme Impulse Dynamic Waterway Traffic Management has, amongst others, studied the possibilities of increasing the appeal of the inland shipping sector. Rijkswaterstaat is the initiator of this programme, in which Dutch government and parties from the logistics chain work together to improve the use of waterways.
In 2010, at the request of the Dutch Government, Rijkswaterstaat initiated the programme entitled ‘Impulse Dynamic Waterway Traffic Management’, also known as IDVV, to meet the anticipated substantial growth in container transport. With the construction of Maasvlakte 2 near Rotterdam the flow of cargo is increasing.
Within the programme, public authorities, knowledge institutes, waterway managers, carriers, shippers, ports, terminals and logistics companies cooperate to make better use of the waterways.