Jeroen Zwijnenburg
CCO - Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals
“The Portbase platform enables RST to better manage its role as just-in-time hub.”
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Contact with all transporters via one screen

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RST has expanded to become Europe’s largest Short Sea Terminal hub, partly because of Rotterdam’s geographical location. And with its tri-modal terminal facility, barge, rail and truck converge at RST. RST can manage its role as just-in-time hub via Hinterland Container Notification and ensure a more efficient flow of goods in Europe.

Innovative solutions to optimise hinterland transport are being developed all the time. According to CCO Jeroen Zwijnenburg, this has hugely improved RST’s competitive position. ‘The central customer connection enables us to contact all transporters and this incredible step forward in standardisation has made RST’s services a lot faster.’
Optimising services with the hinterland
The logistics service provider is always on the move and could still operate even faster and more efficiently. Data need to be coordinated even better to enable shorter call times for containers and vessels.

For example, in the near future, the pre-notification of barge, rail and truck will appear on one central Hinterland Container Notification platform, making it easier to connect customers and shipping companies, as well as process more cargo and optimize services.  
Jeroen Zwijnenburg
Hinterland Container Notification
Hinterland Container Notification is the multi-modal pre-notification portal for pre-notification of calls and containers at sea terminals, inland terminals and depots.

This applies to the hinterland modalities of barge, rail and truck. You can check the status of a port call and of containers at a glance via one portal and a uniform working method that applies to all terminals and depots.
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