Port of Rotterdam and LBC Tank Terminals have reached a long term agreement for the construction of a new jetty at the LBC terminal in Botlek.
“This new jetty is the first and a very important step in the expansion of our terminal in Rotterdam,” said Luc Jorissen, business president at LBC. “The growing import of liquid chemicals into Europe results in an increasing demand for liquid storage tanks in hubs such as Rotterdam. This investment will enable us to offer additional capacity and to respond even better to the storage requests of existing and new customers.”
Port of Rotterdam CEO Allard Castelein added: “This development perfectly fits into our ambition to develop the nautical infrastructure as well as raising the service level of Rotterdam tank storage providers.”
The new jetty will have four berths, two for seagoing vessels and two for barges. This will quadruple the jetty capacity at the LBC terminal. It will be constructed to facilitate seagoing vessels with a maximum draft of 13m.
The jetty will be built in two phases. The first phase, comprising the construction of two berths, will be ready by mid-2016 while the full jetty will be completed by the beginning of 2017. LBC will then be able to handle two parcel tankers of up to 40,000 dwt simultaneously.