Vopak and the Port of Amsterdam plan to invest in additional vessel handling infrastructure with jetty and berth expansions.
One jetty will be extended at Vopak Terminal Amsterdam Westpoort, with one berth for seagoing vessels. There will also be a new quay wall with two berths for barges, bring 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, says: ‘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 thereby – together with the new sea lock – improve the overall service and efficiency in the Port of Amsterdam.’
The new infrastructure will be highly automated and fully connected to the vapour recovery unit.