HONG KONG's Hutchison Ports, and Terminal Investment Limited Sarl (TiL), the Mediterranean Shipping Co's (MSC) port operator, will build a new container terminal at the Port of Rotterdam, reports London's Port Technology.
The terminal will be developed in the Europahaven, where the north side of the Hutchison Ports ECT Delta terminal and Hutchison Ports Delta II (the former APMT-R site) are located.
Both locations on the Delta peninsula are part of the new container terminal and will facilitate MSC's ambitions for further growth.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority will redevelop the quay walls for this project.
The entire terminal will be developed and launched in phases and is expected to start the first phase of operation in 2027.
In the plan, the new terminal will consist of five deep-sea berths with a total length of 2.6 kilometres.
After the redevelopment, the terminal's expected capacity will be six to seven million TEU.
Leo Ruijs, CEO of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam and Hutchison Ports Delta II said: "We are looking forward to developing and operating the terminal together with TiL."
Said Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO Allard Castelein: "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."
Said TiK CEO Ammar Kanaan, CEO of TiL: "We are committed to the development of this new state of the art mega terminal in Rotterdam."
Earlier this year TiL announced a EUR700 million (US$709 million) investment drive into the TPO/TNMSC container terminals at Le Havre.
In August, Hutchison Ports signed two concession agreements worth $700 million with the Egyptian Government to operate the container terminals in Ain Sokhna Port and El Dekheila Port.
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