Vessels in port
Continuing container growth pushes throughput at port of Rotterdam to a new high
At 469.0 million tonnes, the port of Rotterdam’s total throughput volume ended up slightly higher in 2018 than in 2017, which was itself a record year (467.4 million tonnes). Container transhipment was the engine of growth again, with a 4.5% increase in tonnage. Measured in TEUs, the standard unit for containers, the increase was 5.7% and the annual total was 14.5 million TEUs – also a record. This strengthens the position of Europe’s largest container port in this strategically important market segment. Significant underlying shifts were observable in the goods segments. Whereas container transhipment continued to grow at a healthy pace, that of crude oil, mineral oil products and agribulk fell. Throughput of LNG (+163.6%) and biomass (+31.6%) saw a further spectacular rises last year.
DFDS in 60% freight capacity increase at its Vlaardingen terminal in Rotterdam
After two years of negotiations DFDS signed a sale and purchase agreement with the Port of Rotterdam for the acquisition of the 92,000m² capacity Rotterdam Bulk Terminal in Vlaardingen, Rotterdam – thereby increasing the trailer marshalling space by 60% from May 2020.
Quay construction HES Hartel Tank Terminal on track
On behalf of Port of Rotterdam Authority, the consortium Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis is constructing a deep-sea quay, inland navigation quay and jetty for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal on the Hartelstrook (Maasvlakte 1). To enable the tank terminal to accommodate large oil tankers and inland vessels, the consortium is constructing a 1,200-metre quay wall for sea-going vessels, an 1,100-metre quay wall and a 350-metre jetty with four berths for inland vessels, as well as the necessary bank and seabed protection. ‘Port of Rotterdam Authority started its part of the work in January 2018. The 600 mixed-in-place piles are now in place and the reinforcement work and concrete placements of the quay walls are in full swing. We need to have completed our work by the end of 2019 and we’re on track,’ says Stefanie van der Wee, project manager Port Development Port of Rotterdam Authority.Upload News