Hinterland Container Notification Road

Hinterland Container Notification Road

Prenotify visits and containers to terminals and depots.

Prenotify visits containers to terminals and depots via a single portal

Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Road makes it easy to prenotify the arrival of your drivers to sea and inland terminals and depots.

Service description

Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Road makes it easy to prenotify the arrival of your drivers to sea and inland terminals and depots. That way, they can prepare the visit properly and your driver will be finished sooner. In addition, you will receive automatic feedback on the status of your prenotified containers, allowing for timely adjustments and preventing mistakes. More and more terminals and depots also allow you to request a slot in HCN Road at the same time as prenotifying. These terminals and depots can then optimize the deployment of their available capacity on your behalf.

Service features

  • Connection feeThere is a one-off connection fee to activate a service.
  • PaidSubscription fee and/or transaction fee applies.
  • System interface (API)The service can be used via an API system interface.
  • Web screenThe service can be used via a web screen.

Additional requirements

For a number of services, our partners in the logistical chain have established additional requirements of their own. For this service that is:

  • EAN-number (Secure Logistics)

How to get connected

HCN Road is available via the web and by means of an API link with your own planning system.

  • The API protocol is the most common IT standard for data exchange and connectivity.
  • Go to the list of software vendors that offer a system interface with HCN Road. If you have your own IT department and develop your own API links, you can find the specifications here.


For this service you pay a one-time connection fee of €249.50 (excluding VAT). You then pay a fixed monthly fee plus a contribution per prenotification of a full container.

To use HCN Road as a road operator you need a Cargo Card (with EAN number). You can request one from Secure Logistics.

Client testimonials

“Hinterland Container Notification is crucial for us. It gives us advance notice of whether containers are available at the terminal and it helps us achieve fast turnaround times at the terminal.”

This is how you request this service

To request a service, you need an IAMconnected account that is linked to your organization. More information about the registration process can be found on the Here’s how you connect page. Or download the seven steps of the registration process as pdf.

Do you already have a service connected? In that case you login with your IAMconnected account.

As a new customer, you create an account first. Then link your account to your organization.

Future vision

The ongoing development of HCN services takes place in consultation with users. Portbase aims to address and prioritize the most important developments in partnership with the community, through interviews, working groups, customer panels, etc. These customer panels are also represented on Portbase’s governing body. Every quarter, HCN users are updated on what has been achieved and what to expect in terms of developments in the coming quarter.

Major themes we are working on for road transport include the Secure Chain and Port Alert.

You can find more detailed information here.

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