Brexit is keeping us all in suspense. The current transition period will end on 31 December 2020. Irrespective of the outcome of all the political negotiations, shortsea traffic will irrevocably face customs formalities from then on. For this reason, we are participating in Get Ready for Brexit, the chain-wide solution for the customs obligations which will be in effect in the Dutch ports following Brexit. Without a pre-notified document, no access to the terminal! Take action now and follow the 5 steps to be Ready for Brexit on time.
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Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals is Europe’s largest hub for short sea shipping. At the heart of Rotterdam’s port we process containers efficiently, making sure your cargo reaches destination as quickly as possible.

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RST delivers

The short sea business is characterized by continious time constraints: every second counts. This is illustrated by tight sailing schedules and the delivery of containers just before departure. Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals makes every possible effort to service her clients and takes on every challenge. This flexibility is combined with a high level of service, which makes RST a reliable partner.

Close to the hinterland

Thanks to the terminal’s urban location in Rotterdam, the hinterland is well within reach. Its what makes RST an excellent base for short sea shipping.

Sustainable transport

RST stands for sustainable transport. We encourage and accommodate transport by barge to reduce the number of trucks on the road. Thanks to the extended gate at Moerdijk we are able to achieve a reduction of transport movements.


Furthermore RST is directly adjacent and internal connected to the most important rail hub in Rotterdam. Also alternative fuels have our attention. RST participates in the EU-funded international “Door2LNG”-project which aims at an upgrade of the maritime links by ways of a LNG-fuelled multimodal transport chain in the northern Europe. One of our partners in this project is Containerships plc.

Latest news

In order to serve you even better in the future, RST is implementing a new Terminal Operating System (TOS). Of course, we make every effort to ensure that the transition runs as smooth as possible. Check out our Go-Live announcement RST South letter to learn what this switch means for you.