The shuttle service links the terminals of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam on the Maasvlakte with the terminals and depots in the Waal - and Eemhaven area, the Botlek area, the Merwedehaven, Ridderkerk and Alblasserdam.
By bundling containers at these terminals and depots, it is possible to sail to and from the Maasvlakte with larger call-sizes. The Intercity Barge uses fixed windows at the ECT terminals, offering a sustainable and efficient transport. Intercity Barge is a joint corridor initiative of Danser Group and European Gateway Services (EGS).
The Port of Rotterdam Authority welcomes freight bundling initiatives by market parties. Bundling of cargo, fixed visit agreements with larger cargo volumes and fixed point-to-point connections between inland terminals and deepsea terminals lead to a more reliable inland shipping product thanks to less delays in handling at the terminals. This improves the accessibility of the port of Rotterdam
The Port of Rotterdam said.