Odfjell Rotterdam is working with the Port of Rotterdam to extend and strengthen its existing jetty to accommodate vessels of the LR2 (Long Range) size with a maximum of 160,000 dwt.
This new functionality will underpin OTR’s mineral oil business and PID use ambitions as ship sizes continue to increase. As a result, the terminal is able to offer more possibilities to supply and store products in an efficient manner, for both existing and new customers.
The Port of Rotterdam enabled this expansion by deepening of the Nieuwe Waterweg and specifically the third Petroleumhaven where Odfjell is located to a depth of approximately 15 meters.
Odfjell and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are jointly investing in attracting additional transshipment and storage customers to the Port and further increasing its service level.
Terminal Managing Director, Erik Kleine said: “We are responding to the wishes of our customers to handle ever larger ships. We appreciate that the Port Authority supports us by deepening the Petroleumhaven.”
COO Port of Rotterdam Authority, Ronald Paul said: “The expansion fits with our policy to revitalize the Botlek area. This is why Rijkswaterstaat and the Port Authority are also deepening the Nieuwe Waterweg this year.”
Odfjell expects to use the renewed jetty in the last quarter of 2018.
For more information visit www.odfjell.com
28th Feb 2018