Euromax Terminal opened in Rotterdam
An opening ceremony was held in Rotterdam last month for the Euromax Terminal, a joint development between Europe Container Terminals (ECT) and the CKYH (Cosco Group, K-Line, Yang Ming Line and Hanjin Shipping) alliance.
The facility, which is located in Maasvlakte-1 on the North Sea, has a total area of 84 hectares with a quay length of 1500 metres. It will operate with four berths during the initial phase, with the capacity to handle 2.3 million TEU. This will eventually be expanded to 5.6 million once the forth phase is completed.
“We started this project three years ago with a clear vision to develop a state-of-the-art terminal which would set a new benchmark in efficient and sustainable container operations, both in Europe and around the world,” said John Meredith, group managing director of ECT’s parent company Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH).
“The Euromax Terminal will provide another strategic base for our customers in the heart of Europe, to help meet the growing demand generated by ever increasing levels of trade,” he added.
As the Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and a hub port connecting the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Benelux and the North West of Germany, Hanjin Shipping expects to provide its customers with a wider feeder network through the Euromax Terminal.
“The terminal has a unique combination of strengths and certainly provides a solid foundation to grow upon,” said Young Min Kim, COO (Chief Operation Officer) of Hanjin Shipping. “With many ports around the world facing capacity issues, this new terminal will be able to avoid this concern by increasing efficiency with also allowing access to larger vessels.”