Oosterhout Container Terminal (OCT) has now joined the West-Brabant corridor, the partnership launched in February 2018 between deep-sea terminals, inland shipping companies and inland terminals to bundle container cargo on the sailing route between Tilburg, Moerdijk and the Port of Rotterdam.
The addition of OCT has resulted in an approximate thirty-percent increase in container volume on this sailing route.
In practice, the partnership means that vessels consolidate cargo at different terminals in Moerdijk, Tilburg and Oosterhout for one deep-sea container terminal in Rotterdam or vice versa.
Arie Rietveld, Owner of OCT said: “The West-Brabant corridor is an example of reliability and good cooperation between strong partners in the logistics chain. That’s the reason we joined this initiative.”
The West-Brabant corridor is an important sailing route for connections between the Port of Rotterdam and the hinterland. Over 15% of the total inland container shipping volume to and from the terminals in Rotterdam is transported along this corridor.
The initial results demonstrate that the West-Brabant corridor has approximately 75% fewer deviations from the requested port call agreements at the terminals, compared with the average.
30% fewer inland vessels arrived at the deep-sea terminals and the volume transported by truck fell by 20% compared with the same period last year. Bundling volumes has doubled the call size, reducing the total port stay by 30%. These results demonstrate that bundling container freight reduces port congestion.