European Gateway Services (EGS) and Danser Group are launching ‘Intercity Barge’. This inland barge service connects the ECT terminals at the Maasvlakte with terminals/depots in the Waalhaven/Eemhaven area, the Botlek area, the Merwehaven and the inland terminals Ridderkerk and Alblasserdam.
Intercity Barge is mainly focused on the consolidation of cargo at the aforementioned (inland)terminals and depots to next be able to directly sail to and from the Maasvlakte with large call sizes. Intercity Barge is one of the participants in the fixed window pilot of ECT which recently entered its second phase. With this, Intercity Barge offers its customers a scheduled service to the Maasvlakte.
Intercity Barge will start sailing from the 3rd of June. The concept is in line with the potential solutions being discussed as part of the sector-wide inland shipping consultation.