New standard in container terminals and services

With the opening of the new container terminals on Maasvlakte 2, the port of Rotterdam has shown once again that it is quite unique. With a total of five state-of-the-art deep sea terminals in the port of Rotterdam, there is always a terminal that suits your needs.

As a frontrunner in innovative technology, the port of Rotterdam has set the standard for deep sea terminal design worldwide. The port of Rotterdam was the first port in the world with automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and the first with automated terminals. Terminal operations in Rotterdam continue 24/7 and all the deep sea terminals are fitted with the most advanced, efficient and sustainable equipment. Moreover, the terminals are directly linked up to rail, road and inland waterways for fast connections with the rest of Europe. This results in a high handling capacity and an impressive productivity level. Your cargo will be (un)loaded and transhipped in the fastest, safest and most efficient way.

And the pioneering spirit doesn’t end there. The Port of Rotterdam Authority continuously invests in the port's infrastructure. Due to the construction of Maasvlakte 2 the port’s surface has been expanded by 20 percent. The Port of Rotterdam Authority has also invested 200 million euros in widening one of the port basins. Thanks to these investments, the port of Rotterdam is not only able to accommodate today's largest vessels, it is also well prepared to handle the future generation of container carriers.

Ronald Lugthart, CEO Rotterdam World Gateway:

“Rotterdam World Gateway sets new standards for container handling in terms of sustainability and terminal productivity. All quay cranes and AGVs mark a new era: they operate fully automatically and are electrically driven. Our operating systems are the most modern of their kind and specifically designed to automatically load and unload the largest container vessels. With Maasvlakte 2, the port of Rotterdam offers us an incredible location to provide these services for the coming decades.”

Leo Ruijs, CEO ECT:

“ECT has been operating in the port of Rotterdam since 1966. Over the years, 
we have paved the way for container handling as we know it today. For example, ECT is the inventor of the automated terminal. In 1993, ECT opened the world’s first automated terminal on the Delta peninsula in Rotterdam, with the automated guided vehicles (AGVs) as its icon. To this day we continue to innovate and invest in our terminals and logistics concepts, ensuring ECT's services are and will remain leading."

Ben Vree, CEO APM Terminals:

"Besides our existing terminal on the Maasvlakte, our brand new terminal on Maasvlakte 2 is now operational as well. APM Terminals Maasvlakte II is the blueprint for future terminal operations. The terminal is largely automated, operates fully electrically and uses solely sustainable energy as a power source. This means that current and future generations of container vessels can be handled quickly, safely and efficiently as well as sustainably.”


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