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Rotterdam World Gateway to increase capacity by 1.8 million TEUs

Dutch container terminal Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) has agreed to a gradual extension of its terminal at the Prinses Amaliahaven on the Maasvlakte in the port of Rotterdam with its shareholders DP World, CMACGM/Terminal Link, HMM and MOL, and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

Currently, RWG has access to approximately 1 million m² of land, 1,150 metres of deep-sea quay and 550 metres of barge/feeder quay. The Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) started construction of the quay walls in the Prinses Amaliahaven in the spring of 2021, expected to be completed by mid-2024.

The expansion of the current terminal consists of about 450,000m² in terms of terminal site and 920 metres of quay wall, which is expected to increase RWG’s container capacity by 1.8 million TEUs.

In the first phase, an extra berth for the deep‐sea activities will be realised and, in addition to further capacity expansion, the focus will also be on future‐oriented facilities in which automation, sustainability and connectivity remain central.

The extra berth is an extension to RWG’s existing terminal based on the same proven concept; fully automated, CO2 neutral and dedicated handling facilities for all modalities. In addition, the terminal will also be prepared for shore power and be connected to the Container Exchange Route (CER).

The berth is scheduled to be operational by the end of the fourth quarter of 2025, with commercial operations beginning in 2026.

The total investment will be approximately €500 million (US$550 million) and initially includes civil works, quay cranes, storage modules with automatic stacking cranes and electrical automatic guided vehicles.

Source: Container News

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