Europoort Agri Terminal EBS extends its Europoort Agri Terminal with large Storage Shed
European Bulk Services (EBS) is to build a 65 000 m3 storage shed at its Europoort Agri Terminal for a major client which wants to use the terminal as an agri-hub. A long-term contract has been signed which, from mid-2014, will boost agribulk volume by around 1 million tonnes a year, bring a further rise in profitability and improve the product mix.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands – The existing deep-water jetty will also be extended by the Port of Rotterdam. On this new jetty, which will accommodate vessels with a draught of up to 16 m, EBS will install a new hopper and a new conveyor system linked to the existing conveyors. The existing train/truck loading station will be modified and extended. Completion of the new storage shed and related conveyors and extension of the train/truck loading station is expected in the first half of 2014. Construction of the new deep-water jetty is currently scheduled for completion in early 2015.
With this long-term contract, Europoort Terminal is expected to make a structural positive contribution in the coming years. The total capital cost will be about EUR 18 million, which will be financed independently by EBS with a bank loan. The EBS Works Council has been asked to give its recommendation.