More berths coming at Vopak Terminal in AmsterdamNews // March 10, 2017
Vopak and the Port of Amsterdam are to jointly invest in additional vessel handling infrastructure at Vopak Terminal Amsterdam Westpoort.
One jetty will be extended with one berth for seagoing vessels, and a new quay wall with two berths for barges will be built, bringing the total number of berths to four for seagoing vessels and 10 for barges by the end of 2018. Pumping capacity at the terminal will also be increased.
Ramon Ernst, Managing Director, Vopak Terminal Amsterdam Westpoort, said: “The high throughput volumes at our terminal can occasionally result in queues for vessels and barges. This investment will increase the vessel handling capabilities at our terminal and - together with the new sea lock - improve the overall service and efficiency in the port of Amsterdam. Vopak’s strategy in the ARA region is to invest in productivity and service improvements at our current terminals."