The recent expansion of the Port of Rotterdam culminated in the development of Maasvlakte 2, a 2.000 hectare reclamation in the North Sea. The Maasvlakte 2 is boosting the container capacity of the Port of Rotterdam from the present 15 million TEU to a potential 40 million TEU in 2030 and catering for the demand for expansion of the chemical/industry sector and the warehousing/distribution sector.
In the development of this mega project a number of small and specialized consultancy firms played a significant part, each adding its unique expertise and experience.
With the first phases of the ‘Maasvlakte 2’ project being realized, a number of these parties decided to co-operate to contain their experiences and knowledge, and to make the complementary expertise available to others. In November 2012 this resulted in the establishment of Port Consultants Rotterdam B.V.