All road hauliers migrated to new version HCN Road

Older versions discontinued by Portbase as of 30 June

In the past period, all road hauliers have been successfully migrated to a new version of Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Road. For Portbase, this serves as the basis for further expanding the service provision to the road transport sector. As of the 30th of June 2021, the old versions of Road Planning and HCN Road will definitely be discontinued.

All road hauliers have already been satisfactorily working via the web screens of the new HCN Road for some time. By means of an EDI converter, we have connected customers with and EDI link-up to the new service. This converter automatically converts data supplied in EDI to the API format required for the new service HCN Road. Furthermore, a number of carriers have already switched to the updated API link-up, thus readying them for the latest functionalities.

EDI converter free for one year

The use of the EDI converter is free of charge for the first year*. This gives participants ample time to make the switch to API in consultation with their software supplier. The API specifications for this are available here.

Expansion of service provision

Based on the new version of HCN Road, a substantial expansion of the service provision has been planned. Think of cargo opening/cargo closing and commercial windows, for example. An overview is available here. All new functionalities are only available via the most current API link-up and via the web screens of HCN Road.

More information

Do you have any questions? Our Service Desk will be happy to assist you. You can reach them via or on +31 (0)88 625 25 25. All information about the changes to HCN Road can also be found on Portbase Support.

* The fee for the EDI converter following the free transitional phase will be announced later this year.