RCT, with an annual throughput capacity of more than 550,000 teu, has a 410m quay equipped with two rail-mounted quay cranes able to accommodate vessels with draughts up to 10 m. The terminal has three rail tracks (2 x 300 m and 1 x 350 m) and every day it handles dozens of inland barges.
CCT Rotterdam has an annual throughput capacity of around 150,000 teu and comprises a 140 m quay with an alongside depth of 8m and is equipped with one mobile harbour crane. The terminals’ three train tracks can handle trains up to 650 m long and CTT provides a rail service up to five times per week to and from Nuremburg/Munich, Stuttgart and Kutno (Poland), among others.
InlandLinks is the online platform for container terminals in the hinterland, offering intermodal services to/from Rotterdam and the system enables all participants in the logistics chain to identify the advantages of each of terminal. InlandLinks is an initiative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and developed two years ago in cooperation with VITO (Dutch Inland Container Terminal Organisation).
Rotterdam expects to see container flows triple to around 30m teu in the next 25 years and of this total approximately 2m teu are expected to be shipped in/out to European ports using smaller vessels, with around 18m teu travelling to and from the hinterland via intermodal transport.
According to the port authority, “For this traffic flow, InlandLinks should give better and more sustainable connections.”