Highly comprehensive terminal network

ECT operates two deep-sea terminals in the port of Rotterdam: the ECT Delta terminal and the ECT Euromax terminal. Both situated at the Maasvlakte, directly on the North Sea. The terminals are operational 24/7 throughout the entire year. At the two terminals combined, ECT handled more than 6,8 million TEU in 2016.

Own inland terminals

In addition, ECT operates several own inland terminals in the European hinterland: MCT Moerdijk, Hutchison Ports Venlo, Hutchison Ports Duisburg and Hutchison Ports Belgium. Highly frequent rail and barge connections sustainably connect these inland terminals with ECT’s deep-sea terminals, thus creating an optimum logistics chain for customers. Naturally, all the inland terminals are also part of the larger inland network of European Gateway Services.

One single window

All activities that are directly supportive of the operations at the deep-sea terminals are centrally controlled within ECT from the ECT Services department. Consequently, customers are assured that services are rendered in the most efficient way, for example as regards electronic data exchange. ECT has one single window where all container data comes in via the digital highway and is processed and actively monitored. If any abnormalities are found, additional action can quickly be taken. In their data exchange with ECT, companies can furthermore benefit from a large number of e-services that further simplify their operations.

Also important parts of ECT Services are the Personnel Planning department and the Delta Uitzendgroep. Both departments contribute to the optimum deployment of employees at the various terminals. In addition, the ECT Academy focuses on the training of operational staff members.

Special cargo travelling aboard container ships is expertly handled at each of ECT’s deep-sea terminals by separate teams comprised of specially trained employees.This Special Services department is also a part of ECT Services.