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  September 9th, 2022 | Written by

Hutchison Ports, TIL to Develop 7 million TEU Mega-Terminal at Rotterdam

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Hutchison Ports and Terminal Investment Limited Sàrl (TiL), the terminal investment company of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), will build a new container terminal at the Port of Rotterdam.

The box terminal will be developed in the Europahaven, where the north side of the Hutchison Ports ECT Delta terminal and Hutchison Ports Delta II (the former APMT-R site) are located.

Both locations on the Delta peninsula are part of the new container terminal and will facilitate MSC’s ambitions for further growth.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority will redevelop the quay walls for this project.

The entire terminal will be developed and launched in phases and is expected to start the first phase of operation in 2027.

In the plan, the new terminal will consist of five deep-sea berths with a total length of 2.6 kilometres.

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After the redevelopment, the terminal’s expected capacity will be 6 to 7 million TEU.

Leo Ruijs, CEO of Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam and Hutchison Ports Delta II said: “We are looking forward to developing and operating the terminal together with TiL.

“We are delighted to strengthen further our presence in the region, with the goal of building an automated container terminal that offers high productivity levels and a sustainable working environment.”

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority added: “We are delighted that world class player MSC is committed to this renewal and significant expansion of the container handling in Rotterdam.

“This is a substantial strengthening of our leading position as Europe’s largest container port and contributes to further improving the competitive position of both our customers and the port.”

Ammar Kanaan, CEO of TiL said: “We are committed to the development of this new state of the art mega terminal in Rotterdam.”

Kanaan added that shore power will be considered and further explored for users at the port.

“Sustainability is a top priority for TiL and MSC. As the world’s largest container shipping company, we have a crucial role in creating a sustainable future,” Kanaan said.

Earlier this year TiL announced a €700 million ($709 million) investment drive into the TPO/TNMSC container terminals at Le Havre.

In August Hutchison Ports inked two concession agreements worth $700 million with the Egyptian Government to operate the container terminals in Ain Sokhna Port and El Dekheila Port.