Automated container terminal

The Second Maasvlakte, a new port district in reclaimed land, enables the port of Rotterdam to accommodate growth in cargo volumes until the year 2030, so as to remain Europe’s largest port and industrial complex. In this area the operator APM Terminals established a new large container terminal of 180 ha in total, with 2.8 km of deep sea quays and 0.5 km of barge quay, providing a capacity of at least 4.5 MTEU. This terminal is APMT’s flagship and one of the most modern, sustainable and efficient terminals in the world. Operations at the terminal are highly automated including automated stacking cranes and automated horizontal transport vehicles.

Witteveen+Bos delivered the full range of services from design and a site commissioning plan to preparation of the tendering and supervision. Our company investigated sustainable measures, supported the set up of the construction schedule and rendered project management services. In the first phase an area of 86 ha with 1 km of deep sea quay and 0.5 km of barge quay were constructed, which became operational by the end of 2014.

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