Webinar Transport of Goods by Water

9 February 2022, from 15:30-17:30

From 2025 onwards, only clean vehicles for goods transport may enter the inner city and the station area of Leiden. Leiden is one of about 40 municipalities that will introduce a zero emission zone by then.

Water transport, as it was more than 400 years ago, and waterfront transhipment points (urban distribution points) can provide a sustainable solution for the transition to cleaner forms of transport.

In order to map out what entrepreneurs can expect from the government and what they themselves have to do, the Province of South Holland, Entrepreneurial Leiden and the City of Leiden are organising a webinar especially for entrepreneurs on Wednesday 9 February 2022, from 15.30-17.30 hours.

During this webinar, we will do the following:

  • Share facts and figures on the possibilities of goods transport by water.
  • Informing about laws and regulations coming into force on 1 January 2025.
  • Identifying opportunities and risks together with entrepreneurs.
  • Sharing inspiring practices.

Sign up

Via this link you can register for the webinar Goods Transport by Water. You will then receive the link to the meeting by Tuesday 8 February 2022.


  • 15.30 Digital Walk-in
  • 15.40 Opening by chairman Erwin Roodhart, Manager Stadsbreed, Entrepreneurial Leiden
  • 15.45 Welcome by Ashley North, Alderman for Sustainability, Mobility and Public Space Management, Leiden City Council.
  • 15:55 The opportunities of transporting goods by water, now and in the future By: Peter de Bruijn, Director Circle Lines
  • 16:15 uur In gesprek met drie praktijkvoorbeelden Gebruik grachten voor goederenvervoer Door: Geert-Jan van der Wielen, CEO CityBarge Hoe gaan goederenvervoer over water en weg samen? Door: Menno Meeuwissen, Vestigingsmanager City Hub Leiden Maak scheepshaltes onderdeel van duurzame verstedelijking Door: Wilmar Treffers, ondernemer en kwartiermaker scheepshaltes
  • 17.00 uur Afsluitende vragenronde en inventariseren van wensen om de transitie in gang te zetten Door: Gerard Wesselink, senior beleidsmedewerker, provincie Zuid-Holland en Eric Jellema, opgavemanager duurzame mobiliteit, gemeente Leiden
  • 17.30 End

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