Rotterdam opens first phase of major extension project

Last week, the Port of Rotterdam opened the first phase of its Maasvlakte 2 development, on time and under budget. 

The first phase of the Maasvlakte 2 project has seen some 2,000 hectares of land reclamation. The second phase, primarily consisting of two container terminals, one operated by Rotterdam World Gateway and DP World, the other by APM Terminals, is due to come into operation at the end of 2014.

Cavotec motorised cable reels power container handling operations at ports worldwide

Cavotec cable reels power container handling at ports worldwide

We are supplying electrical power and spreader cable reels for 14 ship-to-shore ZPMC container cranes that will be used at the DP Word terminal. The terminal will offer a 1,150-metre deep-sea quay, and annual handling capacity of some 2.35 million TEUs.

According to a statement on RWG’s website, the terminal “will be one of the most modern and environment-friendly transhipment centres in the world.”

RWG is a joint venture between four global container shipping lines – APL, MOL, HMM and CMA-CGM – and DP World, one of the largest container terminal operators in the world.

We are delighted to be involved in this major project, and we look forward to continuing our work on this and other developments such as London Gateway.