Pre-notify containers at sea terminals, inland terminals and depots.
- One single portal and a uniform operating method for all terminals
- Immediate insight into the progress of your pre-notifications for visits and containers
- Request container status prior to pre-notification (at terminals that support this option)
- Possible to submit pre-notifications from your smartphone
- Only complete the relevant fields per terminal
How does this service work?
Through HCN Road, you can easily pre-notify the arrival of your drivers at sea terminals, inland terminals and depots. These parties are consequently able to properly anticipate the visit, meaning your driver is finished sooner. In addition, you will automatically receive feedback on the status of your pre-notified containers (present, commercial release, customs block, customs documentation in order). This allows you to avoid unnecessary trips.
Whilst making your pre-notification, you can also use HCN Road to request a slot time at an increasing number of terminals and depots. These terminals and depots are consequently able to optimally deploy their available capacity for you.
How can I use this service?
HCN Road 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 Road.
Requesting the service and (connection) costs
New participants in Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) pay a one-off connection fee. Irrespective of whether you 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 day-to-day usage of the HCN services is free-of-charge for transporters. These costs are borne by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Port of Amsterdam. A contribution is applicable for terminals and depots. Please contact our Sales department for more information. Portbase does not have a profit motive.
Furthermore, as a haulier you will need a CargoCard (with EAN number) to use HCN Road. You can request this from Secure Logistics.
Fill in the application form and register immediately for participation.
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