Construction work for a new jetty at the LBC terminal in Botlek at the Port of Rotterdam has started.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority commenced work for the new jetty on October 2. It will have four berths – two for seagoing vessels and two for barges. The new jetty will quadruple the jetty capacity of the LBC terminal.
The jetty will be constructe4d in two phases. The first will comprise the construction of two berths and is expected to be complete by mid-2016. All four berths will be operational by the end of 2017. LBC will be able to handle parcel tankers up to 80,000 dwt and simultaneous loading and discharge across all berths.
Additionally, LBC is expanding its storage capacity to 250,000 m3 and there will be upgrades to the railcar and truck loading facilities to accommodate a large range of liquid chemicals. The terminal will be able to handle products requiring vapour treatment, mixing and temperature control. The first 36,000 m3 expansion of stainless steel tanks will be operational at the beginning of 2016.