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Stena opens live animal site at Hook of Holland

[ January 12, 2021   //   ]

The port of Rotterdam has set up a livestock checkpoint at the Stena Line terminal in Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland). Animal Centre Hoek van Holland (ACH), run jointly by ECS Livestock and Stena Line, is the only location at a Dutch seaport where live animals can undergo veterinary inspection. Inspection of animals coming from the UK has been mandatory since 1 January this year, after the end of the Brexit transition period.

The European Commission has given the green light to ACH for the inspection of day-old chicks and hatching eggs and a further permit for inspecting horses is expected to be granted later in this month. Stable space for seven horses is already available.

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) veterinarians will carry out the inspections at ACH’s facilities.