Rotterdam announces Botlek expansion plans

  • Port authority and Cargill reach agreement over increasing current site by 28,000 m2

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Cargill have this week reached an agreement to expand the current Botlek site at Europe’s largest port complex by an additional 28,000 square metres.

The news follows an agreement between Cargill, operating from the Botlek area since 1984, and the port authority to relocate the company’s sea jetty earlier this year. The new location will enable ocean going vessels over 200 metres in length and deeper draught to access the jetty directly, which will result in a simplified logistics process with fewer transport movements, according to Cargill.

“Cargill is an early and good example of what we want to achieve with the restructuring of the Botlek area: to offer clients the space they need to achieve their ambitions for growth and improve the infrastructure,” according to Bas Hennissen, vice president of Industry & Bulk Cargo at the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

Cargill’s Rotterdam refinery is one of the largest vegetable oils and fats processing in Europe.

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