On Tuesday June 24th 2014 around 6:00 PM, the Zhen Hua 14 arrived at Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG), the highly automated container terminal on Maasvlakte 2 that will become operational by the end of 2014.
The ZPMC vessel Zhen Hua 14 transported both the rail cranes and RWG’s last three deep sea quay cranes. With the arrival of these cranes, the organization has achieved another milestone. After the unloading of the cranes from the vessel onto the quay, RWG’s quay will be occupied by in total eleven deep sea quay cranes and three barge/feeder quay cranes.
Ronald Lugthart, Managing Director of RWG: “With the delivery of these five cranes, RWG’s terminal is more and more taking shape. In the coming months, the equipment, ICT systems and business processes will be tested. Simultaneously, educating and training of staff continues.”
Besides the terminal, the RWG organization is also taking shape. Presently at 80% of its intended size, the RWG workforce is nearly at full strength to start the operational activities on the terminal. For the operational activities on the sea side, RWG will collaborate with renowned unionised parties in the port of Rotterdam. RWG will become one of the world’s safest, most sustainable, efficient and competitive terminals. By the end of 2014, RWG will be set to welcome the newest generation container ships.
Press Release, June 25, 2014