RSC mandatory TAR from October 30th

For some time now, it has been possible to pre-notify containers and visits at Rail Service Center (RSC) through the Portbase service ‘Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Road’. Following the pre-notification, you will automatically receive container status information as well as a TAR-code. You can use this TAR-code to check in at the RSC gate.
To introduce the use of the TAR-code, a trial period commenced on the 16th of October 2023. This trial period has proven successful. As a result, as of Monday, 30th of October 2023, pre-notifying containers and visits by truck is mandated by RSC.
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Proef TAR-code bij RSC

From October 15th, Rail Service Center Rotterdam B.V. will start a trial period in which we require units and visits to be reported via the Portbase Melding Container Achterland (MCA-Road). This trial period follows the existing group of carriers who already visit our terminal frequently via a TAR code (45% of our total volume). After pre-notification, the necessary status information is automatically sent and you will receive a TAR code that your driver can use directly at the gate.

In short: NO TAR = NO ACCESS

The EDI provided by the rail operator is leading for handling via TAR. No manual adjustments are made on the RSC side.
A matrix board will be placed with instructions that the terminal is only accessible with a TAR code and traffic controllers will be present (from Monday 06:00 hours) to send drivers without a valid TAR code away.