Permanent improvement of the container inland shipping product


Nextlogic is working towards a more efficient handling of inland container shipping, with profits for the whole logistic chain. For barge operators, inland terminals, deep sea terminals and depots, shipping companies and ultimately also for forwarders and shippers. Representatives of the logistic chain parties in inland container shipping unanimously endorsed the implementation of Nextlogic. This is a big step forward in terms of optimizing the chain together. Nextlogic focuses on reducing inefficiencies in inland container shipping, not only to facilitate, but also to stimulate the growth of this modality. With the products and systems below, Nextlogic stimulates a reliable and thus predictable turnaround time, better use of the quays, cranes and barges and fewer (small) calls in the sea port. This creates room for growth and reinforces the competitive position of the port of Rotterdam as a whole. The main difference between previous initiatives and Nextlogic is the integrated, port-wide approach. A distinctive approach based on joint effort by all parties in the logistic chain. Nextlogic can rely on wide support.




Integrated planning

Nextlogic provides an integrated planning in which all containers are handled on time at the correct quay and all vessels remain within their assigned rotation schedule. This planning is both precise and easy to execute.

Exchange of information

The effective exchange of information forms the cornerstone of Nextlogic’s integrated planning and is indispensable for the realisation of a reliable inland shipping product. It provides input for Nextlogic’s central planning tool BRAIN.

Performance dashboard

An objective performance monitoring system provides insight into the performance of the chain and its individual links, the quality and quantity of the provided information and the various premises of the central planning tool BRAIN.


The information platform allows parties in the chain to share up-to-date information about rotation schedules, calls, containers and available quay capacity with the aid of API or web displays. The information also inputs information into BRAIN.


The central planning tool BRAIN makes a feasible and effective planning for all parties involved, on the basis of information supplied by the information platform as well as the adopted KPIs and calculation rules.

More information

For any questions or additional information please contact us.

Sjoerd Sjoerdsma
Programm Manager
M +31 (0)6 – 472 76 522