MODAL SHIFT

A Dutch grant for shifting the mode of transport from road to water and rail

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APPLICATION ROUNDS

In 2021, there was a temporary opening of the Modal Shift grant scheme, which ran until 1 September 2021. The scheme is expected to reopen in 2022.

MODAL SHIFT IN BRIEF

Modal Shift is a grant scheme for the transport sector. It is intended to encourage the transport of goods by water (inland shipping) or rail instead of by road (the so-called ‘modal shift’). This should lead to the reduction of traffic on the roads, improve traffic safety and reduce CO2 emissions.

The scheme should contribute to keeping urban areas and industrial port complexes in the Randstad area structurally accessible.

Inland vessel with cargo

For whom?

  • Logistics companies (shippers and non-carriers) operating on the route between the port of Rotterdam and Germany, via the Arnhem-Nijmegen, Venlo and Maastricht regions (East and South-East freight corridors).

For what?

  • The grant can be obtained for the start-up costs (‘unprofitable top’) that have to be made to bundle or move cargo from road to water or rail.

Grant budget and amounts

  • In 2021, the Modal Shift budget was 2.5 million euros: 1.5 million euros for ‘road to water’ and 1 million euros for ‘road to rail’. The maximum grant was 500,000 euros.

Modal Shift themes

  • Primarily: transport of goods in containers
  • Bulk transports
  • Small and medium-sized transports

Terms of eligibility

A project may be eligible for a grant if it contributes to:

  • the modal shift and its structural embedding in business operations by:
    • bundling and moving containers and bulk transport from road to water or rail
    • differentiating, allocating and making freight suitable for transport by water or rail
  • the improvement of access to container transport by water or rail through the improved application and development of agreements and practices relevant to the use of the various modes of transport.
freight train

HOW CAN EGEN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU?

EGEN’s experts have extensive experience in applying for funding in the areas of transport, climate and innovation. They are happy to tell you about the possibilities for your organisation. Do you have ideas that could contribute to the modal shift? Share them with us, we are happy to help you!

The way in which we will travel and transport goods in the coming years is going to be more sustainable, and I am excited to be able to contribute to these physical changes. My perseverance in turning projects into a good-news story and bringing the right parties together is my main asset.

The way in which we will travel and transport goods in the coming years is going to be more sustainable, and I am excited to be able to contribute to these physical changes. My perseverance in turning projects into a good-news story and bringing the right parties together is my main asset.

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