6.8 C
Friday, May 7, 2021
Home Port News Rotterdam increases truck parking spaces

Rotterdam increases truck parking spaces

The total number of secure parking spaces for trucks across the area of the port of Rotterdam has increased, as the Maasvlakte Plaza truck stop gained another 210 parking spaces.

After this expansion, Maasvlakte Plaza has 567 spaces, which makes it the largest secure truck stop in the world, and the whole of Rotterdam's port area has 945 spaces.

This latest expansion was necessary, according to a statement, because of the very high capacity utilisation level at the Maasvlakte Plaza, which exceeds 90%.

"In view of various new developments on the horizon at Maasvlakte, the area is only expected to become busier in the years ahead," the port of Rotterdam said in its announcement.

"This concept improves the accessibility of the port of Rotterdam itself and raises logistics efficiency in the port area to new levels," commented Ronald Paul, COO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

The authority of the major Dutch port provides the first two hours of evening parking at Maasvlakte Plaza free of charge.

Moreover, by creating more options to spend the night at a safe location near the terminals, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is contributing to the goal set by the SecureNL consortium. This alliance between the Province of Zuid-Holland, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Dordrecht, the Municipality of Venlo and Asten-based Loverbosch BV will realise a total of 765 new secure parking spaces for trucks at four different locations in the southern Netherlands before the end of 2022:

  • Maasvlakte Plaza
  • Nobis Asten in Noord-Brabant
  • Truckstop Venlo in Limburg
  • A newly-constructed truck stop near Dordrecht.

The project is co-financed by the European Union's funding instrument for trans-European networks (the Connection Europe Facility).

Maasvlakte Plaza is located in the heart of Maasvlakte and has a direct connection with the N15 motorway. On average, the truck stop is situated some 3.5km from the large deep sea container terminals in the port area, with various distribution centres at less than 2km distance.

Latest Posts

German shipping group commences inland container service in Sweden

The German shipping company Reederie Deymann will introduce the first container barge shuttle service on inland waterways in Sweden between the newly opened Stockholm...

Evergreen back in the black in Q1

Evergreen Marine Corporation achieved a TW$16.17 billion (US$567.13 million) net profit for Q1 2021, reversing the TW$733.15 million (US$24.24 million) net loss in Q1...

CargoGulf starts new North Asia Gulf Express service

Global non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), CargoGulf has announced the launch of a new container liner service between North Asia and the Arabian Gulf,...

DSV offers single sailing to Europe as latest acquisition is announced

Freight forwarder DSV Panalpina has chartered a 1,800TEU vessel and containers for a single journey from Asia to Europe in an effort to help...

Union Pacific opens new intermodal terminal in California

Union Pacific has announced plans to open a new intermodal terminal in Southern California’s import distribution region, the fastest-growing region of industrial warehousing and...