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N43 | Business Facility Point for Short Sea Port of Zuiderzeehaven Kampen,The Netherlands

Overview Summary Objectives Outcomes Partners

Lead Partner Province of Overijssel
Contact Person Mr Roel van Pelt
Position within organisation: Project Officer Traffic and transport
Telephone number : 00 31 38 425 1589
Fax number : 00 31 38 425 2678
Email address :
Website :
Project type : Action
Partners involved :
Relevant measure(s) : 2.1.
Total eligible cost (€) 226,891
Summary Top
The construction of an industrial estate for port-related activities is planned on the IJssel Lake in the municipality of Kampen. The aim is to strengthen the role of the nearby city of Zwolle as a regional hub and to attract national and international economic activity. The port in Kampen is a regional centre for companies with high environmental protection requirements. The project will be implemented in a public-private partnership between the municipalities of Kampen and Zwolle, the province of Overijssel, and a consortium of (port-related) companies. The project will concentrate on developing cooperation between European short sea ports through so-called business facility points (BFPs) to assist established and future companies with cargo handling, communication, building and maintaining a network of short sea organizations, companies and ports, supporting international and financial transactions, handling customs procedures, etc., and support for the acquisition of companies.
Objectives Top
The goals of the project are: 1. promoting short sea (container) shipping in North and Baltic seas. 2. stimulating cooperation between short sea ports in the programme area. 3. improving and bundling individual contacts between companies and organizations for short sea. 4. strengthening the regional hub function of the Zwolle/Kampen area in East Netherlands. 5. promoting intermodal transport (management), including the application of ICT. 6. developing expertise in public-private partnerships for operation and management of ports.
Outcomes Top
1.Establishing Business Facility Points in ports in the Netherlands, England, Germany, Scandinavia and Poland 2. Build up of a functional network of individual BFPs.
Partners Top
cities&regions transport&it water&flood risks nature&heritage seas&ports