The Port of Rotterdam Authority has said the newly deepened Amazonehaven waterway has received its first containership.
On Saturday, 7 November 2020 , the NYK Wren – with a draught of 16.1 metres – entered the Amazonehaven and moored along the quay of the ECT Delta container terminal, operated by Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT).
In a statement, the Port of Rotterdam Authority said the dredging of this port basin was executed by contractor Van Oord and completed and accepted by the project client two weeks earlier than originally planned.
The ECT Delta Terminal receives some of the largest container ships in the world. The expansion and deepening was undertake to ensure it remains accessible by water for the next generation of container ships.
To that end, a 500-metre stretch of the Amazonehaven port basin at Maasvlakte has been deepened from 16.65 metres to 17.45 metres.
This first phase of the Amazonehaven project was commissioned by the Port Authority in partnership with ECT.
It is the latest milestone the Port of Rotterdam has reached recently. On 10 November it welcomed the CMA CGM Jacques Saade, one of the largest mega-ships in the world, for the first time.
Additionally, days earlier the CMA CGM Tenure carried out the first liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation in the Port of Rotterdam.