This study supports strategic planning of a node in a transportation network. It contributes to this by the development of a methodology for planning of port capacity in which port-commercial and public interests are integrated. The focus is the reaction of a single port on a change in the transportation network. A scenario for such change, which has been worked out, is the entry of new routes via a competing port in addition to expected demand growth.
An application has been carried out to a hypothetical expansion of Rotterdam port to demonstrate the methodology and to illustrate trade offs in a ports investment planning.