In the Netherlands, the Port of Rotterdam just got bigger.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam (OTR) have jointly built a quay wall at Odfjells storage terminal in Rotterdam-Botlek, generating two extra berths.
OTRs new berths are for deep-sea tankers and coastal vessels and barges respectfully. This means congested Rotterdam will not be able to accommodate more vessels, relieving the strain from existing jetties.
OTRs barge pier 11 was demolished and deep-sea jetty 10, a single berth for deep-sea tankers, was rebuilt and converted into an L-jetty. Consequently jetty 10 allows deep-sea tankers on the outside and coastal vessels and barges inside.
OTR now offers five berths for deep-sea tankers, fourteen berths for inland tankers and seven locations for coastal vessels.