As a rail operator, you now have the ability to digitally pre-notify every train visit to the rail terminals of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG). You do this through the service Hinterland Container Notification Rail (HCN Rail). By reporting in good time whether or not you will be using an agreed time slot, the terminal is better able to utilise the handling capacity and thus further improve service levels.
1st step in growth program
‘Notification Rail’ is a first step in the Rail Connected growth program for rail in the port of Rotterdam. Headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, nineteen parties from the rail freight transport sector are working together to accelerate the further growth of digitisation and data sharing. The Portbase service HCN Rail serves as the basis for actually implementing this. Since transparency provides a greater degree of insight into rail freight transport, it constitutes the foundation for further improving the handling and ultimately increasing rail’s stake to the hinterland.
Connecting all rail operators
The aim is for as many rail operators as possible to start using the new service ‘Notification Rail’ in the short term. This can be easily done via both the web using a convenient template or by means of an API interface. It is expected that the number of terminals will soon be expanded with APM Terminals Maasvlakte II. Participate? Register here!