Optimum information flow
ensures maximum throughput
Information always precedes the containers at Maasvlakte 2
In 2015, two new container terminals on Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) and APM Terminals Maasvlakte II (APM Terminals MVII), are open for operations. This marks the start of a whole new era of container handling. Via complete automation, both terminals promise new dimensions in speed, sustainability and safety. This in turn also affects the information that accompanies the containers. On Maasvlakte 2, the information always precedes the containers. RWG and APM Terminals MVII request carriers, forwarders and shippers to electronically notify all relevant container information in advance. Portbase is the portal for this. Subsequently, containers can be delivered to or collected from one of the terminals. This means an improvement for each link in the logistical chain. Together we are creating optimal logistics.
The submission of all necessary information in advance applies equally to import and export cargo, as to trucks, trains and inland barges. Through correct pre-notification, the delivery and/or collection of containers becomes easier than ever. Every terminal visit proceeds efficiently. Neither RWG nor APM Terminals MVII has a reception building or pneumatic dispatch; neither are set up to solve administrative issues or Customs matters at the gate.
Many carriers, forwarders and shippers are already used to working with Portbase as the Port Community System in the port of Rotterdam. By joining forces with Portbase, RWG and APM Terminals MVII are reinforcing this way of doing business. Ultimately, this will mean simplified logistics: a uniform way of working in the entire port area. For businesses, it becomes even more attractive to import and export via Rotterdam – and thus via RWG and APM Terminals MVII.
Together with Portbase, RWG and APM Terminals MVII have informed all relevant stakeholders in the Netherlands and Europe during 2014 about the necessity and advantages of a full information exchange in advance. Consequently, RWG and APM Terminals MVII have individually informed their customers about the other requirements of terminal visits.
One portal via Portbase
For clarity, unambiguity and efficiency, both RWG and APM Terminals MVII have opted to have all information exchange on the land side processed via Portbase. The Port Community System is the sole portal for pre-notification of all necessary information via internet or a system interface. Specifically, this concerns the notification of:
- All export documentation
(via the service Notification Export Documentation)
- All import documentation
(via the service Notification Import Documentation)
- The arrival of a truck and the cargo to be delivered/collected
(via the service Road Planning)
- The arrival of a train and the cargo to be delivered/collected
(via the service Rail Planning)
- The arrival of an inland barge and the cargo to be delivered/collected
(via the service Barge Planning)
By correctly notifying the requested information prior to delivering and/or collecting a container, every terminal visit will proceed smoothly. On top of this, Portbase offers a real-time view of the containers’ status via a track & trace feature.