Terminal operator OBA (Overslag Bedrijf Amsterdam) will clear part of its coal-handling site this year in order to maker room for other dry-bulk commodities. This decision is driven by the reduced demand for coal storage.
This is a new step for Port of Amsterdam in the attempt to promote sustainability, while the change is part of OBA’s strategy to become a multi-purpose terminal. OBA and Port of Amsterdam will cooperate to advance the energy transition and have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to formalise this objective.
The two partners agreed for OBA to clear more than 20% of its site to accommodate new operations, starting in the first quarter of 2018. The site to be released concerns the non-automated section of these industrial premises which will create more efficient business for OBA.
Investments in the site will focus on creating covered storage capacity. OBA and Port of Amsterdam will also invest in new quays and in increasing water depths. The arrival of the new sea lock will help to advance these goals.
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