Date: 29th June 2023
Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) has reached an agreement with its shareholders about a phased expansion of the RWG terminal.
In the first phase, an extra berth for deepsea activities will be realized and, in addition to further capacity expansion, the focus will also be on future‐oriented facilities in which automation, sustainability and connectivity remain central.
The extra berth is an extension to RWG’s existing terminal based on the same proven concept; fully automated, CO2 neutral and dedicated handling facilities for all modalities. The total investment is approximately €500m ($545m) and initially includes civil works, quay cranes, storage modules with automatic stacking cranes and electrical automatic guided vehicles.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has already started construction of the quay in the Amaliahaven, which will be completed in 2024. The berth is expected to be operational at the end of the fourth quarter of 2025 with a commercial rollout in 2026.
Earlier this year, APM Terminals announced a €1bn ($1.08bn) expansion of its Maasvlakte II terminal in Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port. The project involves a site of approximately 47.5 ha with 1 km of deepsea quay.