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1 Alex Van Breedam Managing Director VIL

2 Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek (VIL) Flanders Institute for Logistics Jordaenskaai 25 B-2000 Antwerpen (Belgium) T: +32 (0) F: +32 (0)

3 Unique Value Proposition Proximity & Attractiveness EDC know-how Gateways & infrastructure Know-how & innovation Product preparation for European markets

4 Facts: we are a top region for European logistics! –Cushman & Wakefield, European Distribution Report 2004, 2006 –Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, 2004 –facts: location, infrastructure, labor force, know-how, real estate, … Perception: our region is not (yet) top of mind for investors –Cap Gemini and Prologis, 2006: survey of international shippers Branding! Facts vs. perception

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6 Total logistics cost is top criterion –More than transportation cost, including cost of inventory, waiting time, flexibility, reliability… –Bottom-line for companies Basic idea: locate logistic operations at the place of their minimal total logistics cost International gateways are the nodes of the network and must be encouraged to attract flows of goods Identification and classification of the logistics hotspots of the Extended Gateway network Fundamentals

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9 A total concept A integrated vision on logistics, a clear strategy Prime location guaranteed, depending on the requirements of customers, products and logistics Clustering of companies with comparable logistics characteristics for bundling flow of goods –Lower total logistics cost –Improved use of multimodal transport and collaboration among companies –Improved spatial planning, labour spread, mobility, environmental care… Powerful strategic decision support tool

10 Where are we now? Gaining the support of the actors of the logistics scene Designing the Extended Gateway network Identification and classification of the logistics hotspots (start: Limburg) Deploying concepts to embed the flow of goods in our region and to create added value Analysis of network capacity ICT-platform

11 ICT platform

12 Alex Van Breedam Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek (VIL) Flanders Institute for Logistics Jordaenskaai 25 B-2000 Antwerpen (Belgium) T: +32 (0) F: +32 (0)


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