Lease signed for a new multipurpose terminal at the Port of Rotterdam

Lease signed for a new multipurpose terminal at the Port of Rotterdam

Photo C. Steinweg

A 46-hectare site at Pier 6 of Port of Rotterdam’s Waalhaven will be repurposed into a multipurpose terminal following a new lease deal. The deal was signed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and C. Steinweg-Handelsveem.

The contract signing marked the conclusion of a long period of planning and negotiation between the two parties. Steinweg has set sights on the redevelopment of the location into a multipurpose terminal offering some 28,000 square metres of warehousing space, 1700 metres of quayside, railheads totalling 1500 metres and a fully flexible stevedoring offering including five cranes with lifting capacity of between 50 to 150 metric tons.

In an earlier statement, Operational Director of Steinweg (NL), Milko Oldenburg, said that the development of Pier 6 stemmed from the need for a central location that perfectly aligns with Steinweg’s broad logistical service offering.

“We seized the opportunity to bid farewell to multiple smaller terminals with limited logistical value and invest in one large terminal that serves as a powerful hub. The location of Pier 6 is unique due to its central position in the Waal- and Eemhaven area, direct water access, rail connection, and proximity to the A15. This is not only logistically efficient but also attractive for employment, in the heart of Rotterdam with the skyline as a backdrop,” Oldenburg said.

Oldenburg added that sustainability is at the core of the Pier 6 development, with Steinweg investing in electric vehicles and cranes to reduce emissions as much as possible.

Project Manager, Lara in ’t Veld, said, “It also includes ensuring that the investments we make, both financially and operationally, retain their value in the long term. In addition to considering solar panels on the roof, we focus on sustainable business processes and models. It’s not just about what’s on the terminal, but also about how the company operates and evolves that matters.”

Author: Adnan Bajic

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