Hutchison Ports Venlo is a tri-modal container terminal operator and offers terminal services in Venlo. Hutchison Ports Venlo operates both a rail and barge terminal. Under the name Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal (HPEI), Hutchison Ports Venlo offers transport services to and from the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp and several inland destinations.
Hutchison Ports Venlo handles several trains per day and several inland vessels per week. These trains and barges provide connections to the deepsea terminals and (empty) depots of Rotterdam and Antwerp and other inland destinations. In addition, Hutchison Ports Venlo receives several hundred trucks a day.
Hutchison Ports Venlo is located in the middle of one of the important, if not most important, logistics hotspots in the Netherlands. The area is characterized by the presence of many large shippers, logistics service providers and warehouses. In addition, it is a stone's throw from the German Rhine-Ruhr region; Düsseldorf is only 55 kilometers away, Cologne 90 kilometers. The Venlo region is excellently accessible by water, rail and road and Hutchsion Ports Venlo offers all these possibilities.
In 1982, ECT started using the Venlo rail terminal as a collection and distribution point for container cargo to and from Germany and the rest of Europe. ECT had a dynamic strategy together with Seacon Logistics to maintain Rotterdam's competitive position. The barge terminal was opened in 2010. Both terminals are still part of ECT's own inland terminals and the Hutchison Ports Europe Intermodal.