APM Terminals announced that, it signed agreement with Port Of Rotterdam, for expansion of Maasvlakte II Container Terminal.
ccording to the company, the project involves a site of approximately 47.5 hectares with 1,000 metres of deep-sea quay. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is now constructing the new quay walls, which will be completed by mid-2024.
As informed, the expansion will increase the terminal’s capacity by approx. 2 million TEU (standard size for containers) and the new section is expected to be operational in the second half of 2026.
APM Terminals opened at Maasvlakte II in 2015 as a fully automated facility with zero carbon emissions. The additional section of the terminal will also operate with net-zero emissions and be fully automated and prepared for shore power installation.
We are very pleased with APM Terminals’ decision to expand the terminal and to choose Rotterdam as the hub for its Western European operations. This additional terminal capacity is much needed to continue handling the increasing container volumes in the coming years in an efficient and sustainable way.
..said Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.
Our decision to invest further and expand in Maasvlakte II is a confirmation of Rotterdam’s importance for global supply chains and for our global network. We look forward to this important project and the opportunities it will unlock.
..said Keith Svendsen, CEO of APM Terminals.
As explained, with this announcement for Maasvlakte II, all the remaining vacant sites for APM Terminals in the Amaliahaven area of the port have now been leased for expansion projects.