Hutchison Ports Venlo is an open terminal and handles both third party and own barges. Hutchison Ports Venlo is part of the inlandterminalnetwork of European Gateway Services (EGS).
The terminal is connected via the Maas with the Rhine in the direction of Rotterdam and the European hinterland and the Albert Canal in the direction of Antwerp.
Several inland vessels per week provide connections to the deep-sea terminals on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam and the (empty) depots in the Rotterdam urban area. Usually based on Fixed Windows, whereby the inland vessel has a reserved time for handling.
The Limburg Express is part of the inland shipping connections. This connection between Rotterdam and two terminals in Limburg, Hutchison Ports Venlo and Barge Terminal Born, uses fixed windows in Rotterdam, repositions empty containers and is very efficient: By using a coupling system (ship with barge), larger volumes to Limburg, and handling at the inland terminal is much more efficient. The barge is moored in Venlo for loading and unloading, while the ship continues to Born.
If necessary or desired, it is possible to switch between the modalities at the last minute. Together, these factors ensure both reliable and flexible transport of your containers.