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15 nov
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Request road transport for accelerated pick-up

Due to general high occupancy and significant peaks at the RWG terminal, it is of importance that containers are picked up as soon as possible.

RWG mainly requests road transport not to wait until the container vessels HMM Algeciras, CMA CGM Montmartre and HMM Dublin, which will be berthed at the quay this week with large call sizes, have been completed. This also counts for the recently completed HMM Hanbada. The container status can be checked via RWGServices. Transporters can also check MCA Portbase via a status request. When the container has been offloaded and all is in order, they can make an appointment. RWG offers 24/7 capacity for all modalities, including road transport. 

For questions regarding the gate process you can contact the department Data Control & Gate via email address dcg@rwg.nl.  For questions regarding water side and rail handling you can contact the department Operations via email address operations@rwg.nl

03 nov
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RWG CO2 neutral

For Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) being future-proof means doing business with an eye for people and the environment. That is why RWG is investing in fully CO2-neutral container handling at the terminal in the port of Rotterdam. 

From the start of its build, RWG is firmly committed to sustainability and continuously strives to achieve maximum efficiency in the storage and transshipment of containers. We do everything we can to continue innovating and growing where possible. Our vision is that today's investments should never be at the expense of tomorrow's quality of life. We care about people, the environment and society, and feel that ecological aspects are just as important as economic ones. That is why we are in constant dialogue with our stakeholders and already operate as sustainably as possible. 

Reducing impact 

RWG already limits CO2 emissions to a minimum: all our cranes and many of our vehicles, such as the automated guided vehicles (AGVs), run on green electricity. Where possible, we also generate our own energy. In addition, RWG is the first deep-sea terminal to be 'LNG ready'. The transition from fuel oil to LNG as a sustainable fuel is an important step in making shipping more sustainable. We facilitate this development not only to be able to work sustainably, but also to reduce the impact on the environment and on society. 

Investing in becoming CO2 neutral 

Thanks to extensive electrification and automation, RWG already has the lowest emissions in the sector. In the coming years, RWG will be investing in making container handling at the terminal completely CO2 neutral, so that by 2024 we will be one of the first terminals in the world to have reduced emissions to zero. 

Ronald Lugthart, CEO at RWG said, "We at RWG are committed to sustainable and clean operations. Our goal to be completely emission-free from 2024 onwards is not only ambitious, but also necessary regarding future generations." 

A number of modifications are required to reduce emissions to zero. For example, the current container handling equipment with combustion engines, which already use the cleaner fuel GTL (gas to liquid), will be replaced by fully electric equipment. Next to that, the electrical and civil infrastructure will be upgraded to provide, among others, high power charger points. 

In the road to becoming CO2 neutral, it is technically not possible to prevent all emissions immediately. That is why RWG has entered into a partnership with Shell to offset the remaining CO2 emissions by investing in Shell's Nature-Based Solutions program which has been validated by Kiwa. These are projects aimed at protecting and restoring natural areas, thus allowing CO2 emissions to be absorbed by nature.

10 sep
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Maiden call CMA CGM Sorbonne

Wednesday 8 September 2021 the CMA CGM Sorbonne arrived at RWG for its maiden call in the Port of Rotterdam. The vessel is a LNG-powered vessel of the very large container ships (VLCS) generation. RWG is the first deep sea terminal to be 'LNG ready' in the Netherlands.

The CMA CMA CGM Sorbonne is a 23,000 TEU vessel, in a series of nine, owned by CMA-CGM. The vessel is 400 meters long and 61 meters wide and is currently deployed in the NEU4 service of Ocean Alliance.

07 sep
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Maiden call HMM Hanual

Sunday 5 September 2021 the HMM Hanul arrived at RWG for its maiden call in the Port of Rotterdam. The HMM Hanul is a 16.010 TEU vessel, in a series of eight, owned by HMM. The vessel is 366 meters long and 51 meters wide and is currently deployed in the FE3 service of The Alliance.