Rotterdam Shortsea Terminal
Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals
(RST) occupies a key position in the European shortsea network,
focussing on container transhipment in the Port of Rotterdam where
it handles more than half a million containers a year, the majority
of shortsea transhipment in the port.
The RST terminals are split between North and South side to
optimise loading/unloading times and modern ship to shore cranes
handle cargo twenty-four hours, seven days a week, all year round.
The terminals total 46 hectares centrally located in the port and
easily reached from the North Sea.
RST are proud of their 'magic combination of men and machines'
that delivers efficient logistics solutions to their growing
customer base. Supported by the latest technology, RST staff are
key to this and training plays a vital role in maintaining skills
and performance. This extends to handling the dangerous goods that
form a significant part of shortsea traffic. RST's technology
policy extends to delivering effective computer-based training and
for DG training they implemented IMDG Code
e-learning: general awareness for management and
function-specific for operations staff.
Wouter Denkelaar, Manager General Affairs, has
seen the benefits of this approach, 'Our staff have been trained
effectively thanks to IMDG Code e-learning. It delivers
quality-assured training at economic costs and with less time away
from the workplace than classroom training.'
e-learning is a cost-effective online training
tool for all shore side staff involved in the handling and
transport of dangerous goods by sea. It was developed
with the support of the International Maritime
Organization, and gives high quality training that complies
with both the general awareness and function specific training
requirements in the IMDG Code.