Release Order 

With this service you can send a release order to a terminal of ECT in Rotterdam for one or more of your import containers.

To get access to this service you have to send an authorisation request for the service ’Release Order’ and a specific container operator code. Herefore you have to be registered to
After requesting for authorisation the request will be send to the specific container operator and he/she will be handling your request. If you have been authorised by the container operator you will receive an email.

After you are authorised and logged in you can find this service under the menu ‘My services’ and then ‘Orders’.

To submit a release order to ECT the following items have to be filled in:

  • Container operator code
  • Full/empty indicator
  • Ultimate release date (please notice that the release order will be expired after the ultimate release date)
  • Mode of transport (unknown, truck, barge or rail)

After that you can add a container list to the release order with the following items:

  • Container prefix and number
  • Release number (automatically filled with container prefix and number)

You must always fill in a release number. The release number can be unique or non-unique.

Unique An unique release number for each container release order. Instead of using an unique release number you also can use the container prefix and number.
Non-unique A release number for more than one container release order. The combination non-unique release number and container prefix/number will be used to release the container.

Use the 'Submit' button to submit the release order to ECT. ECT confirms the order by showing a reference ID. After submitting the fields container prefix/number and release number will be empty and you can submit a new release order.

To fill in more than one container at the same time fill in all other fields except container prefix/number and release number and press the ‘Multiple’ button. Default the release number will always be containerprefix and number. Changes are possible by clicking the ‘Edit’ button.

  • Container prefix
  • Container number
  • Release number

The container prefix must always be four characters long (add spaces if it is not).You can add a space between container prefix and container number, but this is not necessary. You must add a space between container number and release number. If you use a spreadsheet use a column for your container prefix and number (or one column for prefix and one for number) and a column for the release number. Make a selection of your columns and copy/paste it into the ECT form.

To process your container list press the ‘OK’ button. For each release order you will get a confirmation if the order has been accepted or not.

Release Order Overview
You can print a summary of your release orders received via internet with the service Release Order Overview.