Room to Grow

Journal of Commerce - October 23, 2006

By Peter Leach

The Port of Rotterdam is increasing its intermodal rail capacity with its dedicated freight railroad known as the Betuwe Route, named for the agricultural region in the center of the Netherlands that it traverses westward to Germany. The route will be able to handle 7 million TEUs a year.

The port will also reclaim 4,942 acres at the mouth of the Maas River for new terminals at Maasvlakte 2. APM Terminals Rotterdam, already in operation at Maasvlakte 1, has already signed a contract to become the first tenant.