APM Terminals has signed a two-year, €5 million (USD $6.23 million) contract with Amsterdam-based NV Nuon Energy for the supply of environmentally-sustainable wind-generated electricity to power the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II cranes and container handling equipment. The new deep-water terminal, scheduled to receive its first commercial vessel call later this month, will be the world's first container terminal with zero emissions on site and off site. The contract term begins January 1st 2015.
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This weekend, the first commercial cargo was transhipped on the inner waters of Maasvlakte 2. At one of the two specially designed berths, oil products were transhipped from the 'Blue Marlin' to the 'Chemtrans Sea'. As the berths are sheltered, it is possible to work faster, more reliably and more safely than on open zee. At the end of this year, the terminals on Maasvlakte 2 will be operational and containers will also be handled there.