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Front runner in sustainability through strict client selection

Through Maasvlakte 2, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has the ambition to be the worldwide front runner in sustainability. In order to achieve this, the Port Authority is imposing strict requirements on the businesses that want to establish themselves at Maasvlakte 2. Sustainability was an important selection criterion in the international tendering procedure for establishing stevedores and shipping companies at Maasvlakte 2. This has borne fruit. Businesses see the necessity to address environmental issues and to seek out new sustainable forms of operation. As a result, Maasvlakte 2 has become a showcase for companies which demonstrate that sustainability and economic growth can go hand-in-hand. This conscious choice leads not only to sustainability, but also to innovation, efficiency gains and cost management.

Only sustainable companies

Businesses are only too keen to come to Maasvlakte 2. But not everyone is welcome: the Port Authority has imposed strict environmental requirements. Firm agreements have been made with companies that are coming on, for example, air quality, noise, cleaner transport, and also about the efficient use and reuse of each other's residual heat, waste materials and intermediate products.

On the 1000 hectares of commercial sites to be released on Maasvlakte 2, there is room for three commercial sectors:

  • Container transfer: 600 hectares
  • Biochemical industry: 300 hectares
  • Distribution: 100 hectares.