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Customer Service

Customers of ECT can contact our Customer Service Desk for operational questions.

Please contact +31 (0)181 278088.

Container information

I have a question about the release of a container, what should I do?

Information related to container releases can be requested from the shipping line in question.

The booking information for my export container is missing or incorrect, what should I do?

Information about export bookings can be requested on the website. If you do not yet have access to MyServices, you can request this from us. Other information/changes related to export bookings can be requested from the shipping line.

I want to retrieve an empty container, but I have only been issued a release number. What should I do?

It is possible to collect empty containers with only a release number. There is no need for you to submit a pre-notification and you will be assisted at the service counter of the terminal in question.

With whom can I request an interchange?

This information is only issued by the shipping line in question.

I would like information on the status of my container, where can I find this?

You can request your container status via the website MyServices of ECT. If you do not yet have access to MyServices, you can request this from us.

How does the scanning process for my container work?

Please contact Customs with any questions you may have regarding the customs scan.

Pre-notifications

I have submitted a pre-notification in Portbase, but the container is not listed in the correct category (e.g. Transhipment instead of Import).

The pre-notification will change the container to the right category; no action is required on your part.

I would like to request an account with Portbase, what do I need to do?

Accounts are handled through the Portbase website.

I want to pre-notify 4 or more flat containers for one single visit; is this possible and will the driver be able to perform this operation himself?

You cannot pre-notify more than 3 flat containers per visit. A pre-notification involving more than 3 containers will be handled via the manned service desk.

My pre-notification to Portbase has been rejected, what should I do?

Please contact the Service Desk of Portbase with these kinds of questions.

Which ISO code should I use for my pre-notifications?

You can find this information via the website MyServices of ECT under Reference Code Lists.

If you do not yet have access to MyServices, you can request this from us (link).

Truck (general)

Can my driver deliver/collect a container if he/she does not have a Cargo Card?

This is not possible; no exceptions are made in this respect.

Where can I apply for a Cargo Card?

You can request a Cargo Card via Secure Logistics.

Where can I have my Cargo Card activated?

You can do this via the Secure Logistics website.

My driver is carrying a container that is not intended for ECT; how does ECT handle this?

Upon arrival at the terminal, the driver must indicate that he or she has an ROT (Remain On Truck) container. A pre-notification is not mandatory for such containers (it is for Remote Check-in though).

There are no IMO stickers on the container, can these be purchased at ECT?

IMO stickers must be visible at all times (on all 4 sides of the container). As a stop-gap solution, IMO stickers can be purchased at security (5 euros per sticker and only payable by debit card).

What are the opening hours of the service counters at the ECT Delta and ECT Euromax terminals?

The opening hours are:
Operations:
24/7

Gate
The ECT Receptions desks are 24/7 opened.

During Christmas and New Years we have different opening times: 
Closed from 24/12 13:00 h till 26/12 07:15 h
Closed from 31/12 13:00 h till 01/01 15:15 h

Is the terminal ever closed because of bad weather conditions?

ECT will communicate this via a general service message (link).

My driver is stranded/has a problem at the terminal.

Please contact the Customer Service Desk.
Tel: +31 (0)181 27 8088.

When can I deliver a container for my export booking?

You can deliver your containers during the following time window:

- From 8 days prior to the ship’s arrival.

- Up to 24 hours prior to the ship’s arrival. 

Documentation (import/export)

Which document do I need to use for the import registration?

Please consult this document of the Customs.

I want to retrieve a container, but my document is not registered. What should I do?

You can have your document registered by ECT for a fee via the ECT website (link).

I want to hand in a container without documentation, is this possible?

Only export containers can be submitted without documentation.

I have submitted a document to Portbase, but it is not visible on the ECT website. What should I do?

There may be several reasons why the document is not visible in our operational system:
1. The container number listed on the document is incorrect.
2. You do not have authorisation to register the document type in question
If the issue still persists after you have checked these possible reasons, please contact the Customer Service Desk

What are the license numbers of the ECT Delta terminal?

EORI number: NL810176312.  Public Customs Warehouse: NL03800001903. Area for temporary storage (containers) NL00740007710

What are the license numbers of the ECT Euromax terminal?

EORI number: NL822506014.  Public Customs Warehouse: NL00740000177. Area for temporary storage (containers) NL00740007715

MyServices

How can I apply for an account on the ECT website?

You can request authorisation by means of this link.

I have lost my login details or my account has been blocked. What should I do?

You can request a new password via the following link.

Couldn't find the answer to your question?

CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK

+31 (0)181 – 278088 or customerservice@ect.nl

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