This operation aims to give the Rotterdam breakbulk sector more space to develop, mentions Emile Hoogsteden, Director Containers, Breakbulk and Logistics at the Port of Rotterdam Authority. It concerns heavy lift, project cargo, steel and non-ferrous metals.

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The redevelopment can now begin because empty depot MRS has moved from Waalhaven to the short sea cluster in Eemhaven.

The four companies involved in the project are

  • Metaal Transport (non-ferrous metals and steel);
  • Broekman Project Services (heavy lift, project cargo and offshore);
  • J.C. Meijers (multi-purpose terminal);
  • RHB/Rotterdams Havenbedrijf (specialist heavy lift and project cargo).

In addition, various land allocation agreements and declarations of intent have been signed with these parties.

Speaking on the plan, Willem-Jan de Geus, Director of Metaal Transport stated that the company currently has a site on the Heijplaatweg and on Waalhaven Noordzijde. However, it also has been leasing warehouses throughout the port area to meet demand.