Discounter TTC to empty ACT Terminal in Amsterdam?
representatives recently visited the Amsterdam Port
and spoke with the Amsterdam port
authorities and ACT terminal. This was confirmed by the two companies. The Chinese carrier earlier announced to start a container service between Shanghai and Hamburg/Rotterdam with 10 – 11 vessels. Goal of the conversations was to change the expensive Rotterdam Port
for the cheaper alternative; the unemployed container terminal ACT in Amsterdam.
There are a few hick ups for TTC
to start in Amsterdam. The ACT terminal in Amsterdam is for container carriers unknown compared to Rotterdam. Besides that could the increasing charter rates on the world market be a problem for the discounter TTC. TTC
wants to offer basic services. The company will charter 3.500 teu
till 4.300 teu
vessels and does not offer door to door service and will not use feeder
This kind of basic transport
suits the secondary terminal as ACT is. (source NT)
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