The Japanese manufacturer will make use of the distribution centre as its operating hub for deliveries to the Northern European market.
“The arrival of Kubota shows that the port of Rotterdam is an excellent location for companies that aspire to Northern European distribution. We wish them a warm welcome,” said Emile Hoogsteden, Commercial Director of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.
Nobushige Ichikawa, President of Kubota Europe SAS and CEO for the Kubota Corporation, added “Our tractors division imports many products from North America and Asia. Having a distribution centre in Europe would be very efficient. Alblasserdam and the Port of Rotterdam are ideally positioned for this.”
The Port of Rotterdam also recently announced that Norwegian clean energy company Horisont Energi has signed an MoU with Koole Terminals B.V. (Koole Terminals) to develop an ammonia terminal and storage facility at the port, enhancing its infrastructure further.
Announced in October 2021, the agreement will see Horisont Energi and Koole Terminals establish a strategic and collaborative relationship for storage of ammonia produced and shipped from Norway to Rotterdam, as well as technical and commercial conceptual models for storage of ammonia products, services solutions and technologies for further distribution.