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As part of European Gateway Services the trimodal inland terminal TCT Venlo proves itself to be a key link between the port of Rotterdam and the Venlo region. A region that borders Germany and in 2013 was again voted the no. 1 Dutch logistics hotspot. Trains run four times daily, there’s a daily barge service and extensive additional services mean that every transport need can be met. “Our work is entirely demand-driven,” says TCT Venlo’s Managing Director Marc...

Europe Through One Single Portal

European Gateway Services will intensify its efforts to offer the market one single, comprehensive network solution for their European hinterland transport. Headed by director Mark van Andel since the 1st of October 2013, the ECT subsidiary will further expand its services. “Customers will be able to organise all their hinterland transport and more through one single point of contact.” Read the whole story in Fast Forward 58, page 12-13.

E-GATE app heading for 5000 users

The E-Gate app is now running on almost 5000 smartphones. The app has proven an especially useful tool for transporters to easily verify whether their containers are available for them at the terminal. The E-Gate app provides this information for the three deepsea terminals of ECT in Rotterdam as well as the inland terminals TCT Venlo, MCT Moerdijk, TCT Belgium and DeCeTe Duisburg. All the user needs to do is enter the container number. Other features of the E-Gate app include status...

Five new terminal tractors for TCT Venlo

TCT Venlo can collect and deliver containers straight from and to the customer’s front door in a large area around the inland terminal containers. Five newly purchased terminal tractors have obtained an exemption for driving on the Greenportlane. This recently opened provincial road in Venlo opens up areas like the 5400 hectare large Klavertje 4 business park, where a lot of new businesses were established. The use of terminal tractors makes it possible for businesses to have...

TCT Venlo: full service for reefer containers

In a response to the growing demand, TCT Venlo now offers full service for reefer containers on its inland terminal day and night. In the past weeks, all staff members received training so they are able to connect and set up and monitor reefer containers arriving at the inland terminal. The same applies to providing assistance in case of failures. The training is provided by Smith Holland, European market leader in reefer services. At TCT Venlo, Smith Holland also looks after the...

‘New look’ on the tracks between Rotterdam and Venlo

A striking appearance on the rail tracks between Rotterdam and Venlo: the trains of European Gateway Services running between the Maasvlakte and the inland terminal TCT Venlo are now fully fitted with corporate branding. Railway company Rurtalbahn has added the white-green logo across the full length of its electric locomotives. The trains run four times a day in both directions. Since the spring of 2013, Rurtalbahn has been the partner of European Gateway Services for the rail...

Rail terminal Venlo renovated

TCT Venlo's rail terminal at the Dutch-German border in the Southern Netherlands has been completely renovated. In a little over four months, the terminal has been provided with two new tracks of 620 metres in lenght. The surrounding stockyard was partly repaved. All these works were carried out without inconvenience for the daily operations. After the opening of a new office earlier this year, the trimodal inland terminal is now ready for the future. TCT Venlo is a prominent...

Cost savings on routes Rotterdam - South Germany

In an independant study, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors have compared the routing of cargo via Rotterdam and the North-German harbors to South Germany (and vice versa), taking the whole supply chain into account. Conclusion: the route via Rotterdam is a real cost saving option. Read the complete story on pages 18-19 of Fast Forward 57.

Mark van Andel Managing Director European Gateway Services

ECT has appointed Mark van Andel as Managing Director European Gateway Services with effect from 1 October 2013. Under van Andel's management the current network of rail and inland shipping connections and the number of participating inland terminals will be further expanded and strengthened. For container transport to and from the European hinterland, businesses can rely on European Gateway Services' innovative and sustainable network. Mark van Andel (49) has much experience...

New version European Gateway Services E-GATE App

A new version of the European Gateway Services free E-GATE App now also offers real-time status information about containers on the inland terminals TCT Venlo, MCT Moerdijk, TCT Belgium and DeCeTe Duisburg. The new version of the E-GATE App is especially interesting for road freight, rail and inland shipping operators, forwarding agents and importers. With the App you can easily check on your smartphone or tablet if your own container is present on the inland terminal, so you prevent...