07.10.15. Port of Rotterdam Authority has started the construction of a new jetty at the LBC terminal in Botlek.
LBC CEO Walter Wattenbergh said the new jetty will provide LBC Rotterdam with the necessary capacity to enhance its capabilities for customers and expand the firm’s maritime services. The jetty will have four berths, two for seagoing vessels and two for barges, quadrupling the jetty capacity.
It will be built in two phases. The first, comprising the construction of two berths, will be ready by mid-2016. All four berths will be operational by the end of 2017. LBC will in due course be able to handle parcel tankers up to 80,000 dwt and simultaneous loading and discharging across all berths.
LBC is also investing in its Rotterdam terminal. Storage capacity will be increased to 250,000 cbm. Upgrades to the railcar and truck loading facilities will be carried to accommodate a large range of liquid chemicals. The terminal will be able to handle products requiring vapour treatment, mixing and temperature control. The first 36,000 cbm expansion of stainless steel tanks will be operational the beginning of 2016.