Ships will soon be using the existing Yangtzehaven to enter the new ports of Maasvlakte 2. The future navigation channel is the present location of two jetties and a number of berths. Adapting the jetties and the berths ensures that the container giants can safely navigate the fairway. The structures in question are the jetty of the Maasvlakte Oil Terminal (MOT) and berths and a jetty of DFDS Tor Line.
The MOT jetty was already moved in 2008. There was a violent storm on the night of 18 and 19 January 2007. The container ship CMA CGM Claudel broke from its moorings and damaged MOT's Jetty 2. The concrete structure and the pipelines were irreparably damaged across a length of 80 m. The jetty was declared a total loss. After consultation, the Port Authority and MOT moved the replacement jetty directly to its final location, in anticipation of the construction of Maasvlakte 2.
The work on the berths and the jetty of DFDS Tor Line is scheduled for 2013.