||Containers transport an increasing share of the world’s goods. While the operations of these container supply chains now impacts to a large extent the effectiveness of the world’s supply chains, its performance remains understudied. Reliability tends to be low and coordination across the multiple actors remains poor. In our work, we focus specifically on the (import) hinterland supply chain in Europe. We investigate collaboration between hinterland terminals, scheduling of barges, and have introduced the concept of synchromodality to designate the seamless exchange of modalities along the supply chain. One of our current focuses is to find alternative mechanisms to deal with demurrage and detention.