The State Inspection Terminal Rotterdam (S.I.T.) at Maasvlakte allows Dutch Customs to effectively handle the increased volume of containers put through the port of Rotterdam. Remote scanning and advanced planning tools have made the container handling process considerably more efficient. Just another facility confirming that Rotterdam is one of the world’s smartest and most efficient ports. And everyone benefits.
With the commissioning of the scanning system on Delta Schiereiland, each of the container terminals on Maasvlakte now has its own on-site scans. The containers can presently be scanned at the terminals themselves, after which the images are analysed at RIT. This remote scanning procedure facilitates the swift, efficient and safe handling of containers.
The swift and efficient handling of cargo forms a positive stimulus for logistics service providers, shippers and other companies working in the Rotterdam port area.
What’s more, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is working on a ‘fast-track connection’ between the five state-of-the-art container terminals on Maasvlakte and RIT: the Container Exchange Route – or CER. Containers can be transported along CER without having to arrange a variety of documents first. This connection greatly simplifies logistics, increases safety and reduces costs. The CER is expected to become operational in 2020.
Maasvlakte: a port logistics showpiece
Together, the new State Inspection Terminal Rotterdam, CER and Maasvlakte Plaza have turned Maasvlakte into a showpiece for advanced port logistics. This combination forms a safeguard for reliable chains, lower costs and shorter lead times – both today and in years to come.
Rotterdam is an ideal base of operations for the import and export of goods to and from Europe. The port of Rotterdam is recognised as an EU external border. This means that once cargo has been cleared by customs in Rotterdam, it may be freely transported throughout the EU’s other member states. Dutch Customs bears responsibility for the customs clearance of goods entering or leaving Europe via Rotterdam. It is known as one of the world’s most efficient customs agencies.