Rotterdam World Gateway opens container terminal

Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) announced the official opening of its container terminal at Maasvlakte 2, the Netherlands.

The RWG terminal, operated by a consortium of four shipping lines APL, MOL, HMM and CMA CGM, and terminal operator DP World, has facilities for the largest vessels in use with dedicated handling facilities for barge, rail and road and extensive automation on site. Managing Director Ronald Lugthart said “Our terminal, with its fully automated cranes, is run by a team of no more than 10 to 15 people on a day-to-day basis”,

The high level of automation at the terminal brings results in shorter distances for internal transport and less equipment on the terminal with fully electric cranes which are powered by 100% green energy.

RWG is expected to provide container storage and transhipment with an annual capacity of 2.35m TEU with the facilities to handle ultra large container vessels (ULCCs) and future generations. The terminal has 11 deep-sea cranes, three barge/feeder cranes, two rail cranes and 50 automatic stacking cranes which provide access to both deep-sea vessels and all hinterland connections.