Singapore-based NOL has a 20% share of the consortium, whose other members are Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui OSK Lines, DP World and CMA CGM. The 156 ha terminal will have a capacity of around 4m teu and is expected to be operational in 2013.
Ron Widdows, CEO of NOL’s container shipping line APL, said: “We are very pleased to be part of the winning Maasvlakte 2 consortium. As our key hub in Europe, the new terminal will help us deliver the speed, scale and flexibility now demanded by customers with increasingly complex supply chains, and greatly enhance the overall capabilities of the Port of Rotterdam. This investment will complement our extensive global network of container terminal assets.”