RWG works with a so-called Truck Appointment System that consists of time slots of 1 hour. During the week, a grace period of 15 minutes is added after the time slot. Time slots must also be booked during the evening and at night, between 20.00 and 04.00. However, it is possible to enter the terminal throughout this entire period of time. The same applies for the weekend period from Fridays 20.00 until Mondays 04.00.
The appointments always expire if 30 minutes before the booked time slot starts the preannouncement is not yet complete. If there is capacity, appointments can also be booked in the relevant time slot. To be able to do this, though, all preannouncement conditions have to be met within 15 minutes after you have booked the time slot. The truck visit needs to be pre-announced through the Port Community System of Portbase. Click here for more information about the pre-announcement.
RWG continuously strives to further optimize logistics handling at the terminal. In this context, RWG will implement a change to the time slots in the truck appointment system to better streamline the handling process at the terminal and to optimize the available capacity. From Monday 24 April 2023 a surcharge of €15 (excl. VAT) will be required to book a timeslot during peak hours, between 06:00 AM and 5:59 PM on weekdays. More information about this can be found via www.rwg.nl.
Pre-announcement for barge visits has to be done through Portbase. The pre-announcement has to be done at least 48 hours before ETA. Click here for more information about the pre-announcement. The designated window for the barge will be sent to you latest 24 hours before ETA. The load list and discharge list must be sent to RWG at least 12 hours before ETA. For barge, a cut off of 2 hours before ETA applies.
Pre-announcement for train visits has to be done by means of the railway timetable. The pre-announcement has to be done at least 48 hours before ETA. The load list and discharge list can be accessed through Portbase. The designated window for the train will be sent to you latest 24 hours before ETA. The load list and discharge list must be sent to RWG at least 12 hours before ETA. For rail, a cut off of 2 hours before ETA applies. More information regarding train handling at RWG is available in the document train handling at RWG.
Cargo opening and cargo closing
The delivery of containers needs to take place between the cargo opening and cargo closing of the particular vessel. The cargo opening and cargo closing can be found here.
At RWG nuclear detection of containers and cargo takes place during the in- and outgoing truck gate process. In order to guarantee a smooth operation, RWG and Customs have developed a leaflet about what to do in case radiation is detected at the RWG terminal. Click here to view the leaflet.
Hazardous substances are transhipped in the port of Rotterdam in accordance with regulations from the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code, abbreviated IMDG. To get an overview of the restrictions in transhipment, you will find a document here with information.
For an overview of the Authorations of RWG see below.
Authorisation TSO (temporary storage facilities): NLTSTNL000702-2020-SZF68507
Authorisation Public Customs Warehouse - type II: NLCW2NL000702-2020-VMD68779