A mere 30 kilometres from the North Sea, the ECT City Terminal in the Eemhaven offers all conceivable facilities for the fast, safe and efficient handling of container ships with a capacity of up to 8000 TEU. From the North Sea, these vessels are moored alongside the quay at the ECT City Terminal within two hours, unimpeded by locks, bridges or tides. The Nieuwe Waterweg canal is one of the safest approaches in the world. The situation of the ECT City Terminal close to downtown Rotterdam and distribution centres for fresh produce constitutes an important advantage, especially for reefer cargo.
The round-the-clock operations at the ECT City Terminal are characterised by a high degree of flexibility. Many customers of the ECT City Terminal are shipping lines operating on the North - South routes. As a result, the ECT City Terminal is specialised in the handling of reefer cargo. The stack has more than 1350 connections for reefer containers. The company Home Reefer Care sees to it that all these reefer containers are optimally handled 24/7. At the ECT City Terminal, cargo owners can always have their reefer containers at their disposal immediately after they have been discharged.
The ECT City Terminal is a major hinterland connection hub. The efficient handling of barges and feeders takes place at the deep-sea quays. Trains are discharged and loaded at the Rail Service Center Rotterdam which is located directly adjacent to the ECT City Terminal. Trucks are handled in a a fast and efficient manner at the ECT City Terminal. This is partly due to the use of an automated inspection gate, the pre-notification of cargo by road hauliers and the identification of drivers by means of the Cargo Card. The customers of the ECT City Terminal can also optimally benefit from ECT's European Gateway Services.