Constant innovator

Automated terminal pioneer

ECT is a pioneer in the implementation of automated container terminals. Automated terminals use Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to transport containers between the ship and the container stack where Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) take over. All of ECT's deep-sea terminals at the Maasvlakte operate according to this efficient, automated principle. A principle which has already been tried and tested since the early nineties, but also a principle which is continuously further developed by ECT and consequently remains state-of-the-art.

Synchromodal transport

The innovative synchromodal organisation of hinterland transport via European Gateway Services allows for highly frequent, reliable, sustainable and efficient transport throughout the whole of Europe. Each time the best option can be chosen from various modes of transport (rail, barge, feeder, truck). If necessary (due to speed requirements or obstructions en route, for example) modalities can be easily switched. Consequently, companies are always assured of the best transport combinations.

Social innovations

Since its establishment, ECT has also changed the port from a social perspective. By continuously striving to be an attractive employer to its employees, the maximum results can be achieved for the customer.