Moerdijk Container Terminals (MCT) is strategically situated between Rotterdam and Antwerp. The inland terminal is directly connected with both ports by means of inland navigation. To this end, MCT has an inland barge quay of 675 metres with two mobile cranes. The sailing time from MCT to Rotterdam is four hours and to Antwerp six hours.
Within the Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal (HPEI) network, MCT serves as ECT’s extended gate for the southwest of the Netherlands, northern Belgium and beyond. Every day, an inland barge shuttle connects the ECT Delta Terminal and the ECT Euromax Terminal at the Maasvlakte with Moerdijk. From here, onward distribution is easily possible. Moerdijk is located at a junction of various motorways, right at the heart of a substantial, fast-growing region for industrial manufacturing and European distribution. Thanks to an automated gate and the use of the Cargo Card, truck drivers are always able to quickly deliver and pick up containers. Furthermore, MCT has an own rail terminal with three tracks which are directly connected with the national and European rail network.
IMPORTANT EMPTY DEPOT
For various deep-sea shipping lines MCT constitutes an important empty depot with all facilities for cleaning, maintenance and repairs. Situated halfway between the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam and strategically located in relation to the European hinterland, Moerdijk is an ideal location for the repositioning of empty containers.
Of course, the short-term and long-term storage of full containers is also possible at MCT. In addition, the inland terminal offers a comprehensive range of facilities for the environment-friendly (de)gassing of containers. If required, it will also arrange all customs formalities for customers. And, as part of Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal, paperless transport between ECT’s deep-sea terminals and MCT is also possible.