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08 aug
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Request for accelerated pick-up

RWG requests all modalities to accelerate the pickup of containers. 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  For questions regarding water side and rail handling you can contact the department Operations via email address

23 mei
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RWG receives CO2 compensation certificate

On Thursday 12 May Ronald Lugthart, CEO at RWG, received the CO2 compensation certificate for the investment in the offset of the limited remaining CO2 emissions. 

In 2021, RWG announced its plans to invest in a completely CO2-neutral operation at the terminal in Rotterdam. A number of modifications are required to reduce emissions to zero. On the road to becoming CO2 neutral, it is technically not possible to prevent all emissions immediately. Which is why RWG entered into a partnership with Shell distributor OQ Value to offset the remaining CO2 emissions via the Nature Based Solutions program. These are projects aimed at protecting and restoring natural areas, thus allowing CO2 to be absorbed by nature. 

The certificate was handed over by Bram Dorresteijn, Account Manager at OQ Value and Ralph van den Ouden, Key Account Manager Commercial Fuels Benelux at Shell Nederland in the presence of Jeroen van Esch, Chief Operating Officer at RWG and Marcel van Duffelen, Manager QHSSE at RWG.

20 jan
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New DP World inland service to RWG

DP World is launching a premium inland service between the Upper-Rhine region and Rotterdam World Gateway from 1 February 2022.  

The advantage of this new service is that bundling of containers in the hinterland makes it possible to call at only one terminal in Rotterdam in a fixed schedule to and from Rotterdam World Gateway. This improves the reliability of the service and reduces the emissions per TEU due to the higher load factor of the barges and the shorter stay in the port.   

Rotterdam World Gateway offers 6 other inland shipping concepts in addition to this service. DP World manages several P&O terminals and has developed its Inland Network throughout Europe with a view to a streamlined and cost-efficient approach. DP World's Inland Portfolio now consists of 12 inland terminals: three in Germany, four in Switzerland, two in Belgium and three in the Alsace region of France. 

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.