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Bridging the gap between knowledge creation and practical implementation in multimodal transport - VIL as match maker
Vannieuwenhuyse, B. (2006). Bridging the gap between knowledge creation and practical implementation in multimodal transport - VIL as match maker, in: Peeters, Y. et al. (Ed.) Seminar: Flanders, a maritime region of knowledge (MAREDFlow), 24 March 2006, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Oostende, Belgium. VLIZ Special Publication, 29: pp. 63-70
In: Peeters, Y. et al. (Ed.) (2006). Seminar: Flanders, a maritime region of knowledge (MAREDFlow), 24 March 2006, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Oostende, Belgium. VLIZ Special Publication, 29. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. III, 77 pp., more
In: VLIZ Special Publication. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. ISSN 1377-0950, more

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Abstract
    The Flanders Institute for Logistics (VIL) is continuously searching for opportunities to bring together the various logistics actors. The main role of the VIL is often the one of match-maker. A match should be made between transport demand and supply, between users and providers of transport. Knowledge and experience about the different transport modes has to be distributed towards potential users. Transport providers, on their side, should be given insight in the shippers’ requirements. Through best practices and a manual elaborated in the field of multimodal transport one supports this matching goal. A match should also be looked for between on one hand the ports with their maritime activities (i.e. loading and unloading sea vessels) and connections with the ports. Several improvements can be worked on. Often one of the most critical success factors seems to be the ability to bring together the right players. The VIL, as a neutral party, has often a facilitating or coordinating role in collaboration projects. Finally one should match the academicians with the practitioners. There often seems to be a knowledge gap between these two different worlds. The Flanders Institute for Logistics (VIL) has the mission to develop and to apply several tools in order to bridge these various gaps.

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