New customs procedures at RST as of January 1, 2021
Brexit is a fact. Irrespective of the outcome of all political negotiations, customs formalities will irrevocably arise in short sea traffic from December 31, 2020. RST therefore participates in Get Ready for Brexit, the chain-wide solution for the customs obligations that apply in the Dutch ports after Brexit. Without a digitally pre-notified customs document via Portbase, no access to the terminal! Read here about the new entry procedures that will apply at RST as of January 1, 2021. Download the Brexit Seminar presentations here:
Presentation Portbase seminar Brexit
Presentation RST seminar Brexit

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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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.

Door2LNG

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.

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NEW CUSTOMS PROCEDURES AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021

As a result of Brexit, additional customs formalities will be introduced at RST as of January 1, 2021. To avoid congestion and delays at and around the Rotterdam City Terminal gate and at the RST driver, barge and rail desk, new entry procedures will apply at RST as of January 1, 2021. Read more here. Only together can we prevent delays!