PortShuttle is the neutral 24/7 rail solution connecting all major Rotterdam container terminals by rail.
PortShuttle Rotterdam was launched to serve the Euromax, RWG, APMT MVII, ECT, CTT and RSC Rotterdam terminals in September 2015. The service has since expanded into the neutral rail solution connecting the whole port of Rotterdam. Railway operators, shipping companies and logistics service providers use the PortShuttle to transfer small or large numbers of transhipment containers from one Maasvlakte terminal to another.
You can also use the PortShuttle to connect the Maasvlakte terminals to the European hinterland by rail through the RSC Rotterdam.
In principle, thanks to PortShuttle Rotterdam, your container can be moved from one Maasvlakte terminal to the next within 24 hours. On request and provided there is sufficient volume, we can also provide connections to other terminals. We guarantee that together we will find a suitable solution and set up a rail link for you. We are able to connect you with the following terminals in our daily schedule.
The PortShuttle makes a daily call to the RSC Rotterdam Terminal. RSC Rotterdam carries out transhipment activities for the combined road/rail transport in the eastern port area of Rotterdam for maritime and continental transport in the southern Randstad and West Brabant.
The PortShuttle makes a daily call to the Euromax Terminal. The Euromax Terminal is a highly advanced and environmentally friendly container terminal. The terminal is located in the north west of the Maasvlakte, almost directly on the North Sea. The Euromax Terminal Rotterdam was developed especially for the rapid, safe and efficient handling of the very biggest container ships.
The PortShuttle makes a daily call to the RWG Terminal. At the RWG Terminal (Rotterdam World Gateway), everything is automated in such a way that containers can be stored and transhipped without human intervention. The terminal is located on the Maasvlakte and has a total capacity of 2,350,000 TEU per year. Two large rail cranes dominate the horizon and on the ground there are six railway tracks with a total length of 750 metres.
The PortShuttle makes a daily call to APMT Maasvlakte II. The terminal is located on the Maasvlakte and is linked to the Betuwe Route. APMT Maasvlakte II has a rail terminal that will be eight tracks wide in due course. For transporting containers in the terminal there are 62 Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are at your disposal. The whole terminal runs on electricity generated by wind power.
The PortShuttle makes a daily call to the ECT Delta Terminal. The Delta Terminal is located on the Maasvlakte, directly on the North Sea. The world’s biggest, fully loaden sea-going vessels can moor at the ECT Delta Terminal 24/7 without being restricted by tide or locks. Each week the terminal complex is visited by hundreds of feeder vessels, railway and inland waterway shuttles and around 20,000 lorries.
Hupac as one of the leading European and pan European private Rail Operator has been active since 1967. Hupac Rotterdam supports PortShuttle Rotterdam, the concept of PortShuttle has proven itself as solid, flexible and customer focused. This initiative and supports the Port of Rotterdam overall contributing in the Modal Split goals to be reached and make the motorways around our facilities less congested.