“Connecting Food Port Regions – Between and Beyond”, or in short the “Food Port” project,is funded by the European Union under the Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme with the specific aim of developing the North Sea Region as the best food cluster and hub in Europe for food products delivered via an efficient and sustainable transport system. Transport Research Institute (TRI) at Edinburgh Napier University was commissioned by SEStran (transport partnership for the southeast of Scotland), one of the 18 partners involved in this project, to undertake a review of the Scottish food freight flows movements and identify major food transport corridors across the North Sea Region. This study followed a bottom‐up approach by focusing on the demand side and undertaking detailed interviews or online questionnaires with key stakeholders from across the food and drink industry.

Questions are specifically designed for gaining in‐depth knowledge of the inter and intra regional food product flows and for receiving insights into the willingness to participate in an innovative logistics concept with its focus on (horizontal) collaboration between (competing) shippers.