RWG increases peak surcharge rate and introduces sustainability contribution

RWG Terminal will increase the peak surcharge from May 1, 2024 and introduce a sustainability contribution. This contribution means that the road carrier will have to pay even more to remove a container. 

Peak surcharge

In a general letter, RWG emphasizes that it continuously strives to further optimize the logistics handling at its terminal. In this context, RWG has added more data regarding the container to the data elements via Portbase as of mid-February 2024. In order to be able to share high-quality data in the future and to continue investing in the landside process, they have chosen to increase the peak surcharge by € 1 to € 2024 as of May 2,50, 17,50. 

Sustainability contribution

In addition, a sustainability contribution will be introduced, a surcharge of € 2,95 per visit by a diesel truck. According to the RWG, this surcharge is an important strategic step in the terminal's sustainability objectives. 


It is important for us to emphasize that we, along with many carriers, do not agree with these changes. In recent years, the carrier has often experienced persistent problems at the terminals and the lack of available time slots. Also given the current market conditions, it is very important to note that it is virtually impossible for many carriers to pick up and/or drop off containers outside peak times. The available loading and unloading locations are regularly limited to opening hours from 08:00 AM to 17:00 PM. Even considering night-time transports, drivers come into conflict with their mandatory driving and rest times. In addition, the shortage of drivers already plays a significant role. 

Since 2020, a specific access requirement has also been in force for trucks in certain areas, including the Maasvlakte. These requirements require an emission class of 6 or higher (Euro VI). This led to significant investments in new vehicles by many companies at the time. As a result, a large part of the fleets now comply with the Euro VI standard. Nevertheless, Zero-Emission trucks currently remain unfeasible for many parties due to the high purchase costs and limited accessibility (range). 

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