Port of Rotterdam Terminate Operations at ECT Terminal



On 1st October 2015, CMA CGM Sambhar departed from the ECT terminal, being the last ship to berth at the terminal.  At around 3.30 pm the Port emergency response vessel, RPA10, saluted at the terminal following its closure.

ECT could accommodate ships up to 8,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units and an annual capacity of one million TEUs.  The reports say that the terminal handled only around 200,000 TEUs this year.  Also, the terminal could not accommodate the large container vessels, which are 400 meters long and 60 meters wide.

The two terminals on the Maasvlakte, Delta Terminal and Euromax, will handle the Cargo.

The Rotterdam Port Authority plans to develop the site for use by local business and new activities.

Highlights of ECT Terminal:

  • ECT Terminal was opened in the 1967.
  • ECT terminal, known as the Home Terminal, is in an area of 65 Hectares.
  • Its aim was to provide optimum service and performance.
  • It handled both small and large consignments.
  • It offered a unique combination of maritime, geographical, logistic and operational advantages.

After a span of 48 years, the Terminal comes to an end.

Source: Port of Rotterdam