Adjusted schedule for holiday season 2016

In order to also transport your containers and cargo as efficiently as possible during the approaching holiday season, we would like to draw your attention to our adjusted closing times for the period from the 23rd of December 2016 to the 7th of January 2017. The schedule is available on our website through this link and contains the closing times of all terminals in our network. We kindly request that you contact us ahead of time to discuss all your transport requirements around...

Rotterdam-Bayern Express also by water

Besides the daily rail service between Rotterdam and Nuremberg/Munich, ECT subsidiary European Gateway Services (EGS) recently had barges sail from Rotterdam to Nuremberg for the first time. This fits in with the synchromodal vision of EGS. With the Rotterdam-Bayern Express, EGS and TX Logistik connect the port of Rotterdam with Munich and Nuremberg by rail five times a week. To accommodate a spike in seasonal demand, EGS in cooperation with intermodal operator Frankenbach from Mainz...

Modified procedure Hanjin containers

Rotterdam, 7 September 2016 Modified procedure Hanjin containers This morning is became clear, that following consultations between ECT and the organisations EVO Fenex, TLN and Fenedex, ECT has modified the procedure for the delivery of Hanjin containers. EGS will follow this modified procedure. EGS will use, as before, the by ECT established special desk. You can contact this desk with any questions you may have from Monday to Friday from 07: 00h to 15: 00h on number +31...

Procedure Hanjin containers

On Tuesday the 30th of August, it became apparent that deepsea shipping line Hanjin Shipping (Hanjin) would most likely file for court receivership; Wednesday the 31st of August, the request for this was submitted to the court in South Korea. Following the decisions of various deep-sea terminal, among which ECT and inn view of these developments, EGS last Tuesday took the decision to block all Hanjin containers at its inland terminals until further notice. ECT however intends to make...

EGS finalist 2016 Global Freight Awards

European Gateway Services (EGS) is one of the seven finalists for the 2016 Global Freight Awards in the category ‘Service Innovation Award’. EGS has been nominated for the introduction of an innovative ‘synchromodal’ concept for large-scale European hinterland transport. A concept that allows EGS to consistently move each container to and from the hinterland in the best possible manner, irrespective of mode of transport, route and time. As a result, customers...

Weighing services European Gateway Services

As of the 1st of July, new regulations concerning the weighing of export shipping containers came into force. A weighing unit is put into operation at our branch in Willebroek on 5 July 2016. European Gateway Services (EGS) does not offer this weighing service, but is working with Certiweight for these arrangements. Certiweight will also take care of all the financial and administrative work, including reporting the “VGM” (Verified Gross Mass). Consequently, you are...

Rotterdam-Bayern Express increases market share

In the first half of 2016, the Rotterdam-Bayern Express, operated by ECT subsidiary European Gateway Services (EGS) and TX Logistik, transported 50% more containers than in the first two quarters of last year. A growing number of companies based in Southern Germany are discovering the advantages of importing and exporting cargo via the port of Rotterdam. According to Marilyne Van Hoey Smith, Commercial Executive at EGS, the present growth rate proves that the Rotterdam-Bayern Express...

EGS offers alternative during construction 3rd track Betuweroute

As of the 6th of June 2016, the rail shuttle of EGS between Rotterdam and Duisburg will run according to a new schedule. The adjusted timetable allows us to flexibly anticipate work related to the construction of the third track on the Betuweroute and provide you with reliable services. The new schedule is available here. In the new schedule, the train will connect the Maasvlakte (ECT Delta Terminal and Euromax Terminal Rotterdam) with the inland terminal of EGS in Duisburg (DeCeTe)...

CargoCard always required as of 1 May 2016

As of the 1st of May 2016, each driver who visits EGS Duisburg, EGS Venlo and EGS Willebroek will need his own CargoCard for identification purposes. With this, we are further strengthening the security at our terminals. Furthermore, the card forms the basis for an efficient handling process. No CargoCard means no access. It is no longer possible to buy a day pass on the spot. Visitors to EGS Willebroek will however be able to use the Alfapass which is comparable to the CargoCard....

Toll charges Belgium as of 1 April 2016

On the 1st of April 2016, Belgium introduced a kilometre-based toll charge for freight traffic. From that day on, toll will be levied for all trucks of 3.5 tonnes and up on motorways and a number of regional and municipal roads. The toll is based on the number of kilometres travelled on these roads as well as the Euro Class of the engine and the total weight of the combination. Given the complexity surrounding the calculation of the toll amount, we have decided to make use of the...