Port of Rotterdam

Watch: Sustainable solution prevents corrosion of quay walls

It is known that without protection, a submerged steel surface will gradually corrode, that is why steel quay walls are generally fitted with sacrificial anodes. Although, there is an alternative protection method: using anodes that are charged with ‘impressed current’.

Watch: Sustainable solution prevents corrosion of quay walls

It is known that without protection, a submerged steel surface will gradually corrode, that is why steel quay walls are generally fitted with sacrificial anodes. Although, there is an alternative protection method: using anodes that are charged with ‘impressed current’.

Watch: Deep Dig-it carries out trial

A strange vehicle will be driving on the bottom of the harbor in the western port area of the Port of Rotterdam, on a trial basis. It is the Deep Dig-it, an unmanned trencher of 17 meters long and 138,000 kilos clean on the hook. 

Watch: Rotterdam’s app tracks containers

The Port of Rotterdam launched an application that enables shippers and freight forwarders to locate their containers at any given time and is a more user-friendly way of collecting information from all kinds of sources. 

Watch: Partners test robots for quays’ inspection

The port authority of Rotterdam and North Sea Port conducted tests using an underwater robot that will be used to inspect quays, given that inspections are still being conducted by divers; The partners aim to replace the divers with robots for safety reasons.

Watch: Vopak Terminal Botlek well underway

As the Port of Rotterdam informs, after the first six tanks arrived at the end of July, the expansion of Vopak Botlek is well underway. With this project, 63,000 cubic metres of storage capacity must have been added to the arsenal by the second half of 2020. The expansion is being built ‘fit-for-purpose’ for the storage of styrene.

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