May 18 - The Port of Rotterdam Authority has opened Maasvlakte Plaza, an international transport park that features a large-scale truck stop with facilities for out-of-gauge cargo, semi-trailers, ECO-combis and reefer containers.

"Thanks to its central location, close to the major container terminals, Maasvlakte Plaza can soon be utilised in the further development of the 'Virtual Gate' principle. This concept will allow us to optimally coordinate a range of inspections and Customs and administrative activities by improving the uniformity of the logistics process," says Ronald Paul, chief operating officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.