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Stena and Rotterdam to build second ferry berth

[ July 10, 2015   //   ]

Stena Line and the Port of Rotterdam are to jointly to build a second berth at the Stena Line terminal at Europoort, as part of a €27 million investment. Work to develop the new 212mlong, 6.30m draft facility, will start shortly and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The current berth will then be renewed and both berths should be operational by 1 January, 2018 offering Stena Line much greater flexibility.

Freight volumes between Rotterdam and the UK have continued to grow and predictions for sustained future growth. Stena Line North Sea route manager, Annika Hult, said: “We are pleased with the development of the second berth in Rotterdam and of our routes to Harwich and Killingholme. We believe in the future of Europoort as a strong freight hub on the North Sea and are committed to the development of the terminal as part of a long term investment plan. The second berth allows us to fully facilitate business development long-term and to meet future customer demand.”

Joyce Bliek, director containers at Port of Rotterdam added: “This is a big investment and demonstrates the confidence in the ro ro market’s long-term development and the growing freight volumes to and from Rotterdam. The Port of Rotterdam is committed to enable a further growth; amongst others via developing additional rail capacity to strengthen the ro ro rail infrastructure.”

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