Please be aware for the following:

From August 4, 2021, RST will start using the TAR (Terminal Appointment Reference). The driver can (if correctly pre-notified) enter the terminal without leaving his cabin, by entering the TAR code at the entrance of the terminal. This will save around 10 minutes per visit.
Please view the instruction for the hauliers attached. Driver instruction TAR v030821
Please view the full announcement attached. [TAR implementation EN]

We are proud to show you Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals B.V. (RST), the No.1 dedicated Short Sea Terminal in Europe. We look back on the exciting and remarkable year 2020, the change of ownership at RST and we will give you a first insight on our terminal expansion operational by end of Q3-2021.

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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.

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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TAR implementation

From August 4, 2021, RST will start using the TAR (Terminal Appointment Reference). The driver can (if correctly pre-notified) enter the terminal without leaving his cabin, by entering the TAR code at the entrance of the terminal. This will save around 10 minutes per visit.
Please view the full announcement attached. [TAR implementation EN]