July 10 - In Rotterdam, Rhenus Logistics has opened a 275 m quay at its Deep Sea Terminal on Maasvlakte, adding to the 500 m quay it already operates on the south side of the terminal.

With the extra quay, Rhenus increases the capacity of the terminal on the Maasvlakte, focusing on breakbulk cargoes, such as steel and aluminium packages as well as project cargoes and offshore related projects.

At the terminal, Rhenus operates four mobile harbour cranes, of which two have a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes and in combination a capacity 150 tonnes. One of which is a newly acquired 125-tonne Konecranes Gottwald crane.

Peter van der Steen, managing director of Rhenus Logistics, said: "The new Oostkade gives us the opportunity to operate both the offshore vessels of Seaway Heavy Lifting, and  Nirint Shipping's liner service from Cuba and the Caribbean simultaneously. That's why we also bought a fourth mobile harbour crane."

In addition to the Maasvlakte terminal, Rhenus also operates a terminal in the Waalhaven, which has a quay length of approximately 900 m and an area of 65,000 sq m.