Rotterdam Unveils ‘Future Proof’ Plan


The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced it will invest more than US$ 3.98 million (€3.5 million) in the Dordrecht Inland Seaport in order to make it “complete, vital and future-proof”.

According to a statement, the investment will see five new certified mooring buoys with a tensile strength of approximately 200 tonnes.

This new buoy configuration will increase ship-to-ship handling capacity as well as offering larger vessels the opportunity for simultaneous transshipment.

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A video released by the Port of Rotterdam Authority shows where the proposed upgrades will take place and in a statement accompanying it, Rik Dalmeijer, Area Manager Dordrecht Inland Seaport, had this to say: “This development not only enables us to meet the increasing demand for bulk transshipment handling capacity and for waterfront plots, but it also ensures that Wilhelminahaven is future proof.

“The port will be better organized and safer for all users and optimum use will be made of the nautical space, while also achieving optimum nautical access for Kilkade 7.” 

Dordrecht Inland Seaport is the landward seaport in the Netherlands and offers space for growth, innovation and sustainable development.

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