The planning of investments for the ports of the North Atlantic range (Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Goia Tauro) face a strong growth of the market (double over the next 10 years), large economies of scale, congestion in ports and hinterland connections, and strong competition for parts of the European hinterland. Several investment strategies can be followed. The present strategy has resulted in overcapacity. Modeling allows to trace the dynamic impacts from alternative strategies.