Behind it is the four-hectare terminal at Nieuwland Business Park, close to the A15 motorway. It is anticipated that the new port site can be delivered to terminal operator Binnenlandse Container Terminals Nederland (BCTN) by the end of next year, with a view that container handling operations begin in early 2015.
The Container Transferium, which is intended to relieve the A15 motorway of some 200,000 teu per year, was announced in the summer of 2009. At that time, the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Randstad Urgent, the Province of South Holland, the Drechtsteden Board and the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA) signed an agreement to that end.
Last year, operator BCTN and the PRA signed a contract for the operation of CTA. The construction of the quay was delayed mainly due to the disappointing soil conditions.
PRA is currently in discussion with various parties about the adjacent sites of approximately seven hectares, but no contracts have yet been concluded. The Port Authority is especially interested in parties from the logistics sector.