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Container exchange by rail

Container exchange by rail

Optimal 24/7 rail connection for all container terminals

PortShuttle Rotterdam offers its customers an extensive network for the exchange of containers between terminals in the port of Rotterdam. By using the existing network of rail providers in Rotterdam we interconnect the deepsea container terminals located on the Maasvlakte. Through the Rail Service Center and CTT-R we connect the Waal-/Eemhaven area and the Maasvlakte.

Your container can be exchanged between the terminals in our network within 24 hours. On request and with sufficient volume we can connect with other terminals as well. We assure you that we will always find a suitable solution to establish your connection.


The PortShuttle rates are transparent and competitive

Rate per container 2024 (single trip)

 Waal-/Eemhaven - MaasvlaktePernis - MaasvlakteMaasvlakte - Maasvlakte
Rail Shunt€ 77,50€ 77,50€ 77,50
Truck Shunt€ 175,00€ 175,00€ 123,00

* Rail Exchange terminals: RSC Rotterdam, CTT Rotterdam, ECT Delta, HPD2, Euromax, APMT-MVII and RWG.

Surcharge for dangerous goods€ 10 per container
Mvt - Mvt truck shunt (peak hours)€ 30 per container
Cancellation < 24 hours100% rate

Rates for container exchange using the PortShuttle Rotterdam rail network. Rates are excluding terminal handling charges (transshipment and storage) and extra activities. These rates are valid until 31.12.2024.


ECT, a member of Hutchison Ports, was the first automated container terminal in Rotterdam. Besides connecting maritime flows to deepsea ships, the two rail terminals of ECT (ORT and RTW) offer the possibility of transshipment of containers between trains or train and truck. Using the PortShuttle Rotterdam network, containers can be exchanged efficiently to the other container terminals on the Maasvlakte. It is also possible to connect to the European rail network using the PortShuttle Rotterdam network through RSC Rotterdam or CTT-R. The ECT rail terminals have a total of 10 terminal tracks and 4 rail cranes for fast and efficient train handling.

More information about ECT


Euromax is the second terminal of Hutchinson Ports located on the Maasvlakte. Besides rail transshipment for connection to the deepsea network of EMX this terminal can also be used for transshipment between trains and train and truck. Containers can be bundled and exchanged to other terminals in Rotterdam using EMX and the PortShuttle Rotterdam network. The EMX rail terminal consists of 6 terminal tracks and 2 rail cranes with a unique traverse that allows locomotives to circle the train.

More information about EMX


One of the newest and most modern terminals on the Maasvlakte. RWG has 6 terminal tracks and 2 rail cranes. This terminal offers many options when it comes to maritime container flows to and from the hinterland by rail. The PortShuttle Rotterdam network optimally connects RWG to RSC Rotterdam and all terminals on the Maasvlakte.

More information about RWG


The newest and the one with the most advanced technology of the two APM terminals on the Maasvlakte. This terminal currently has 4 terminal tracks and 2 rail cranes. APMT-MVII also offers the possibility for transshipment between trains and truck and trains. In combination with the PortShuttle Rotterdam network containers can be bundled and exchanged with other container terminals in Rotterdam.

More information about APMT-MVII


CTT-R offers tri-modal facilities making it possible to combine rail, road and inland shipping and connect to the European hinterland. The network of PortShuttle Rotterdam links CTT-R with container terminals on the Maasvlakte. With the recent renovation the capacity of CTT-R has increased considerably. There are now 5 tracks of 300 meters and 2 rail cranes to handle all trains smoothly.

More information about CTT-R

RSC Rotterdam

The most well-known Rotterdam rail terminal. Dozens of intermodal trains with origins and destinations throughout Europe call daily at RSC. Through internal transport neighboring RST terminal can be reached for connection to the European shortsea hinterland. The PortShuttle Rotterdam network efficiently connects the RSC terminal with all deepsea container terminals on the Maasvlakte. RSC Rotterdam offers 8 terminal tracks and 4 rail cranes which are also suitable for trailers and swap bodies.

More information about RSC Rotterdam

“Solid, flexible and customer focussed”

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.

Mark Jansen, Hupac

PortShuttle Rotterdam

PortShuttle Rotterdam is the neutral rail solution in the port of Rotterdam which connects all container terminals 24/7.

PortShuttle Rotterdam is a special service and subsidiary of Port of Rotterdam Authority.

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PortShuttle Rotterdam B.V.
Weena 335
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands