More additional features in HCN Barge as of 16 March

As of the 16th of March 2021, Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Barge will once again feature some additional functions. They constitute the next steps in the process toward the go-live of the integrated planning by Nextlogic.

Automatic cut-off unloading/loading lists for ECT
Following a number of improvements, HCN Barge will resume the automatic cut-off of unloading/loading lists for all barge calls to the ECT Delta and the ECT Euromax as of the 16th of March 2021. For both terminals, this cut-off is 8 hours before the scheduled arrival time of the barge. This applies to both full and empty containers. HCN Barge will only send ‘green’ pre-notifications to ECT at the cut-off moment, provided that a minimum call size is met as well.

Earlier submission of unloading/loading list
ECT encourages barge operators like yourself to submit an unloading/loading list as soon as its status is ‘green’. Specifically for calls to ECT, HCN Barge offers the button ‘Send load/discharge list’ for this. Not waiting until the automatic cut-off allows ECT to even better anticipate the barge call. You can make changes up to the cut-off moment. Newly added icons in HCN Barge offer you improved insight into the various statuses of the unloading/loading list and any pre-notifications that have not yet been submitted in that respect.

More information
In a comprehensive flyer, ECT provides more information about the rules for your barge calls as of the 16th of March 2021. This flyer also features the contact address of ECT for further questions.

Reporting Fixed Windows and Barge Transferium Maasvlakte in HCN Barge
Do you have agreements about Fixed Windows and/or the Barge Transferium Maasvlakte (BTM) with one or more terminals? As of the 16th of March, you select the corresponding code from a drop-down list in HCN Barge when pre-notifying your call. You can see how to do this here.

Portbase Support features more detailed information about the implementation of the automatic cut off of unloading/loading lists in HCN Barge, the use of Fixed Windows and other new functionalities.

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