ECT is a leading Rotterdam container terminal operator with 100% daughter company European Gateway Services, transporting 750.000 TEU yearly from/to the deep-sea ports in Rotterdam and Antwerp. The company’s focus is on a network wide approach of efficient, green and cost-effective synchromodal transport. Also, Bart van Riessen is a PhD researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He specialized in several quantitative aspects of transportation planning. Since 2012 he studies synchromodal network planning optimization of container logistics in Europe. Currently, he continues doing research on this topic at ECT and Erasmus University. His ambition is to combine both advanced quantitative research with practical applications for present-day challenges in logistics. In other positions during his past experience, his work consisted of quantitative research in several domains, such as airport passenger queuing or energy-efficient transportation.