Monday, November 25, the first deep sea quay cranes of Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) will complete their two-month journey from Shanghai to Rotterdam.
Port of Rotterdam was proclaimed ‘Port of the Year’ during the annual ‘Containerisation International Awards’ in London.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority enters into a unique co-operation with E.ON, Evides Industriewater, Stedin and Vopak. On Friday 30 August these parties signed an agreement with the aim of creating an 80-hectare 'Plug & Play area' on Maasvlakte 2.
The new access requirements for trucks on Maasvlaktes 1 and 2 will take final effect on 1 January 2014.
"Today we are clearing the way for international shipping and trade. That's typical of the Netherlands. That's how we became big. With Maasvlakte 2, the Netherlands is throwing the door wide open to the newest generation of container ships. And we offer space for the latest terminals. The port is growing 20% larger, and the container capacity has doubled. Thousands of direct and indirect jobs will be created." With these words, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, today opened Maasvlakte 2 to shipping.