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Hutchison and MSC to develop new Maasvlakte I box terminal

Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam The north side of the Hutchison Ports ECT Delta terminal and Hutchison Ports Delta II
The north side of the Hutchison Ports ECT Delta terminal and Hutchison Ports Delta II
Hutchison Ports and MSC’s Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) announced their plan to jointly develop a new container terminal in Europahaven.

The new terminal will we located at the north side of the Hutchison Ports ECT Delta terminal and Hutchison Ports Delta II, the former APMT-R site. The terminal’s five deep sea berths will have a total length of 2.6km and a 6 to 7 million teu capacity.

The terminal will be developed in phases with the first phase expected to enter operation in 2027. The Port of Rotterdam will redevelop the quay walls for the project.

Leo Ruijs, CEO of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam and Hutchison Ports Delta II said, “We are delighted to strengthen further our presence in the region, with the goal of building an automated container terminal that offers high productivity levels and a sustainable working environment.”

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority said, “This is a substantial strengthening of our leading position as Europe's largest container port and contributes to further improving the competitive position of both our customers and the port.”

Ammar Kanaan, CEO of TIL said, “We are committed to the development of this new state of the art mega terminal in Rotterdam. Sustainability is a top priority for TIL and MSC. As the world's largest container shipping company, we have a crucial role in creating a sustainable future. The possibility of utilizing shore power is therefore an important consideration for the development of the new terminal. Elaborations on the shore-side power strategy for this project will be further explored with relevant stakeholders.”

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