An agreement has been signed by the Port of Rotterdam and Busan Port Authority for the latter to develop a 20,000 square metre warehouse on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West.
According to a statement, Busan has become the “launching customer” for the industrial site after being issued a five-hectare plot, one of seven at Maasvlakte.
Ki-chan Nam, Busan Port Authority CEO, said: “For us, the Port of Rotterdam is the perfect location to run a warehouse.
“The optimal deep-sea port infrastructure and multimodal connections with other countries makes Rotterdam the ‘connected’ port in Europe and the best location for Korean logistics companies to do business in Europe.”
Emile Hoogsteden, Director of Containers, Breakbulk & Logistics at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, also commented: “We are proud that they will be the first party to realize their own warehouse on our new distribution park. Moreover, their sustainable ambitions are a seamless match for our objectives.”
The warehouse, which is expected to receive a BREEAM-NL Outstanding certificate for its sustainable focus, will become operational in 2021.
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Maarten de Wijs, Business Manager Distribution and Warehousing at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, has discussed the high level of interest in the industrial park.
“It is the only available ‘greenfield’ location in the Port of Rotterdam. The site is also located a stone’s throw from high-frequency deep-sea, short-sea, inland shipping and rail connections.
“And, the Distribution Park is also located conveniently for the A15, the Maasvlakte Plaza Truck parking area, the existing Maasvlakte Distribution Park and the freight rail links between Maasvlakte and the European hinterland.”