Maasvlakte II terminal to be expanded for €1 billion

Maasvlakte II terminal to be expanded for €1 billion

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and APM Terminals sign an agreement for the expansion of the Maasvlakte II terminal in Rotterdam. The project covers an area of approximately 47.5 hectares with 1,000 metres of deep-water quay.

The Rotterdam Port Authority is currently constructing the new quay walls, which will be completed by mid-2024. The expansion will increase the terminal's capacity by approximately 2 million TEUs and the new section is expected to be operational in the second half of 2026.

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority: "This additional terminal capacity is urgently needed to continue to handle the increasing container volumes in the coming years in an efficient and sustainable way."

APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller - Maersk, opened Maasvlakte II in 2015 as a fully automated facility with zero carbon emissions. The additional part of the terminal will also operate with net zero emissions, be fully automated and prepared for the installation of shore power.

Keith Svendsen, CEO of APM Terminals: "Our decision to further invest and expand in Maasvlakte II is a confirmation of Rotterdam's importance to global supply chains and to our global network."

Last year, 18.5 hectares of land in the same area were leased to A.P. Moller - Maersk for the development of cross-dock and cold storage facilities, which will open during 2024. The facilities will provide on-dock services for Maersk, which is one of the terminal's main shipping line customers.

In addition to the new terminal site, an empty depot of approximately 16 hectares will be built for Star Container Services - a subsidiary of A.P. Moller - Maersk - in the area immediately adjacent to APM Terminals Maasvlakte II.

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