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Dry Bulk Cargo Expansion of OBA Bulk Terminal Amsterdam

| Editor: Wolfgang Geisler

OBA Group B.V., 73.8% owned by HES Beheer, acquired the site of a neighbouring stevedore company which was formerly known as ACP, an enclave within the existing OBA terminal.

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A new belt conveyor enables full access to all delivery points at OBS’s Main Terminal.
A new belt conveyor enables full access to all delivery points at OBS’s Main Terminal.
(Picture: ©OBA Group B.V.)

OBA Group B.V., 73.8% owned by HES Beheer, which this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the company’s formation, acquired the site of a neighbouring stevedore company on 1 April 2014. The site in question extends to 9 hectar and was formerly known as ACP, an enclave within the existing OBA terminal. The acquisition gives OBA a continuous site extending to 70 hectar. The existing storage capacity (2 to 2.5 million tonnes) is increased by around 600 000 to 700 000 tonnes.

The acquisition of the ACP Terminal marked another step in the continuous optimisation of OBA’s capacity utilisation meeting the customer’s requirements for flexible and efficient services. This site with a quay of 330 metres was previously used by Rietlanden. OBA now has three terminals, namely; Main Terminal, ACP and Terminal North which are forming one integral facility with a total quay length of 1. 7 kilometres.

In the new situation there are additional technical and operational possibilities to intensify the use of conveyor belt systems. Because of that the handling frequency and the internal transportation by trucks and pay loaders will be reduced substantially resulting in positive effects for the environment. With the construction of a new conveyorbelt system connecting two storage areas directly to the railcarloading facility, OBA can now re-load from all storage areas to all three delivery points at MainTerminal.

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