Maasvlakte 2 is a 2.9 billion euro expansion in the Port of Rotterdam, resulting in an extra 1000 ha terminal area of 1.000 hectares dedicated to container handling (600 hectares), distribution facilities (200 hectares) and chemical industry (200 hectares). The total container hinterland transport volume will grow from the present 4,3 million TEU to nearly 20 million TEU annually. This increase will ask for a system change in the hinterland transport of the Port of Rotterdam. To facilitate this system change a Logistic Masterplan Maasvlakte 2 was developed in addition to the infrastructural and spatial masterplan.
European Bulk Services (EBS) operates a dry bulk terminal for intermediate storage of mineral bulk, agribulk and biomass products. The terminal has a total annual throughput of approx. 8 million tons, and a total land area of 30ha. An additional 5ha plot of land had to be developed into a new multi-purpose stacking area, suitable for maneuvering with heavy equipment.
Handling a throughput of 320 million tonnes per annum, the port of Rotterdam is one of the biggest ports in the world. To cater for the increasing traffic flow, a seaward extension of the port, Maasvlakte2, will be developed during the next decades. A Masterplan has been made for the staged flexible development up to the year 2035 of 1.000 hectares of port area. Based on this Masterplan Maasvlakte2 a strategic development plan for the logistic and distribution activities has been drawn up.
The Port of Rotterdam is preparing the expansion of the Port by 20 percent. The 2,000 ha expansion costs 3 billion euro and is the biggest port development project in Europe. For that purpose a SPC is created. A management methodology had to be adopted (Prince 2) the content of the project had to be defined, staff needed to be hired/managed and budgets needed to be prepared.