This functionality will help OTR’s mineral oil business and PID utilization ambitions as ship sizes continue to increase. As a result, the terminal will offer more possibilities to supply and store products in an efficient manner, for both existing and new customers.

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The Port of Rotterdam will assist in this expansion by deepening of the Nieuwe Waterweg and specifically the third Petroleumhaven where Odfjell is located to a depth of approximately 15 meters.

Odfjell expects to use the renewed jetty in the last quarter of 2018.

Ronald Paul, COO Port of Rotterdam Authority, mentioned:

The expansion fits with our policy to revitalize the Botlek area. This is why Rijkswaterstaat and the Port Authority are also deepening the Nieuwe Waterweg this year.