Prenotification possible at newly connected terminals

Now – at a large number of container terminals (both deepsea and shortsea), ferry terminals, inland terminals and an increasing number of depots in the Netherlands – shippers, forwarders, Customs agents and hauliers can easily submit prenotification of a cargo, visit and/or the accompanying Customs documentation. Portbase is the single, central point of entry for these notifications.

Newly connected terminals
From now on, you can also prenotify your Customs documents at: Broekman Distriport, Kloosterboer and TMA Amsterdam. This enables the terminal to optimally prepare for the arrival of your containers. The overview below shows the services for which this applies.

Notification Import Documentation 2.0
• Broekman Distriport*
• Kloosterboer
• TMA Amsterdam

Notification Export Documentation
• Broekman Distriport*
• Kloosterboer (was already possible)
• TMA Amsterdam

*“Pre-notification to Broekman is currently only possible for container cargo. Pre-notification of break bulk, trailers and cargo via SeaCargo is not yet possible. “.

Important! In the service Notification Import Documentation 2.0, the aforementioned terminals have been added to the selection list. If you are unable to select these terminals, it means you (still) need to sign a terminal contract with these terminals.

Such a terminal contract can be obtained using our application form for current clients. Next, to sign one of these contracts, you will select (in the form) only the additional terminals to which you are not yet able to submit prenotifications. Once you have completed and submitted the application form, these terminals will be activated for your use. If you have any questions, please contact

In-house system
We have now informed all the software suppliers about the newly connected terminals. If you are developing an EDI link yourself, click here for the summary of the required terminal-specific message codes.

View our terminal selector for a complete overview of all terminals connected to Portbase.

Further information
Further information on how our services work can be found on the Portbase website. Questions? Our Sales department will be pleased to help. You can contact them on
+31 (0)88 – 625 25 34 or at