Heart of European transhipmentRotterdam is the heart of European coal transhipment. Nowhere, more steam coal for power plants and coking coal for the steel industry is handled. Access to the port by sea is unrivalled and the same applies to the possibilities for outgoing cargo by river, rail and shortsea. In addition to this, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the port business community respond actively to further growth. The challenge here is to do this in a sustainable way.
Rotterdam is located strategically in Northwest Europe, directly on the North Sea and is free from restrictions in terms of tides or locks. Bulk carriers up to 350,000 dwt can enter the port 24 hours a day whatever the circumstances. The port has a depth of 75 feet.
In the port of Rotterdam, there is a wide choice of coal terminals for transhipment and storage:
EMO takes a new coal terminal in use of 11.5 ha opposite to their current location. It is equipped with a rail connection and it will be operational from 2014.