By Redacción PortalPortuario.cl
He Port of rotterdam established a cattle checkpoint, Animal Center Hook of Holland (ACH), which is located in the terminal de Stena Line and is jointly managed by ECS Livestock and Stena.
The checkpoint is the only place in the network of Dutch seaports where live animals can undergo a veterinary inspection.
The inspection of animals coming from the United Kingdom is mandatory from 1 January this year, the date on which the transition period of the Brexi.
The European Commission has now given ACH the green light to inspect day-old chickens and hatching eggs. An additional permit to inspect horses is expected to be issued later this month.
Stena Line is one of the major North Sea ferry operators, transporting these types of livestock to and from the British ports of Harwich y Killingholme.
A stable for seven horses is now available. ACH will begin inspecting horses as soon as the green light is given for this as well.