A product from Rotterdam Port Promotion Council.
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Europe Container Terminals (ECT) is one of the leading and most advanced container terminal operators in Europe. The company handles a majority of the containers at the port of Rotterdam. ECT operates three terminals to this extent: the ECT Delta Terminal and the Euromax Terminal Rotterdam at the Maasvlakte (directly on the North Sea) and the ECT City Terminal in the Eemhaven area (close to the city centre). In 2014, ECT handled 7.7 million TEU.
Under the name of European Gateway Services, ECT offers its clients an
extended network of inland terminals and extended gates that are connected to the deepsea terminals in Rotterdam through high-frequency rail and inland shipping services.
Extra services are added to these efficient connections, especially in the area of customs clearance.
ECT is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group. HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator . The HPH network of port operations comprises 319 berths in 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, HPH has expanded internationally into other logistics, transportation-related businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities. In 2014, the HPH port network handled a combined throughput of 89.2 million TEU worldwide.