Pre-notify barge calls and containers at terminals and depots through one single portal. Furthermore, Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Barge provides the input for the integrated planning of each port call by Nextlogic.
- A single portal and uniform method of working for all terminals and depots
- Prenotification of rotation, visits and cargo data
- Request container status prior to prenotification (at terminals that support this option, see the functionality matrix under documents)
- At-a-glance insight into the status of visits and containers
- Automatic notification in case of changes to planning and/or cargo information
- Always a confirmation of loading/discharge afterwards
- Direct link to Nextlogic for integral planning of visits to the port
How does this service work?
Through HCN Barge, you can easily pre-notify all your barge calls and cargo at deepsea terminals, inland terminals and depots. These parties are consequently able to properly anticipate the visit, meaning your captain is finished sooner. In addition, you will automatically receive feedback on the status of your pre-notified containers. This allows you to avoid unnecessary trips.
Optional: integrated planning via Nextlogic
Portbase and Nextlogic are working together to achieve an efficient and reliable handling of container barges in the port of Rotterdam. Via one central portal (HCN Barge), the digital exchange of data about ship and cargo via Portbase is innovatively combined with the neutral, integrated planning of all container barge visits by Nextlogic.
How can I use this service?
HCN Barge is available via the web and through an API link-up. API is the new standard in IT for data exchange and connectivity.
Click here for an overview of software companies that offer a system link-up for HCN Barge.
A list of the terminals and depots at which you can use HCN Barge is available through this link. Some of them make the use of this service mandatory.
Requesting the service and (connection) costs
New participants in Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) pay a one-off connection fee of €249.50 (ex. VAT). Irrespective of whether they use HCN Road, HCN Barge, HCN Rail or a combination thereof. Due to the strategic importance of proper advance information for the functioning of the port, the usage of the HCN services is free-of-charge for transporters (barge, rail, road). These costs are borne by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Port of Amsterdam. An own contribution is applicable for all other parties. Portbase does not have a profit motive.
Fill in the application form and register immediately for participation.
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