The Centre for Metropolis and Mainport works closely together with the SmartPort initiative, especially related to the themes Synchromodality and World Port City. The SmartPort roadmaps are very successful and a large number of project proposals have been granted.

An NWO funded “innovation accelerator” project further develops the “SmartPort model” and fosters the collaboration between Erasmus and Delft researchers in three additional NWO funded research projects related to port logistics.

The World Port City roadmap has been successful in establishing international contacts, among which is Collaboration with International Trading institute (ITI) and Singapore Management University (SMU).