Moerdijk Container Terminals (MCT) is strategically situated midway between Rotterdam and Antwerp. The inland terminal is connected with both ports by daily barges. MCT has a 675-metre barge quay where two mobile cranes carry out the work. The sailing time from MCT to Rotterdam is four hours, to Antwerp six hours.
Within the European Gateway Services network of ECT, MCT functions as the extended gate for the south-west Netherlands, the north of Belgium and beyond. A daily barge shuttle connects the ECT Delta Terminal and the Euromax Terminal Rotterdam at the Maasvlakte with Moerdijk. From here, onward distribution is easy. MCT is situated at a junction of motorways, right at the heart of a substantial, rapidly growing region for industrial production and European distribution. Truck drivers are always quickly done at MCT due to an automatic gate and the use of the Cargo Card. MCT also has its own rail terminal with three tracks. These are directly connected to the national and European railway network.
For several deep-sea shipping lines, MCT constitutes an important empty depot with all facilities for cleaning, maintenance and repairs. Located halfway between the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam and strategically situated in relation to the European hinterland, Moerdijk is an ideal location for the repositioning of empty containers.
At MCT, the short-term and long-term storage of full containers is of course also possible. The inland terminal furthermore offers all facilities for the environment-friendly (de)gassing of containers. Upon request, it handles the customs formalities for customers as well. Furthermore, as part of European Gateway Services, paperless transport and transport with a time guarantee between the deep-sea terminals of ECT and MCT are also possible