Rotterdam World Gateway Starts Commercial Activities

 The Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal handled the first commercial test vessel on the evening of January 17th, marking the start of RWG’s commercial activities.

In total, more than 150 containers were discharged. After discharge, approximately half of the containers were loaded onto a barge on Sunday, January 18th.

In the months ahead, RWG plans to continue receiving commercial test ships more regularly, allowing the terminal to further increase volume and functionality. In the second quarter of 2015, RWG should be ready to welcome the first weekly liner service.

The discharge and loading operations were done via the automated process, wherein the quay crane placed the containers on the Lift AGV.

These fully electric Lift AGVs transported the containers to RWG’s automated stacking cranes. Next, the containers were loaded onto a barge. In subsequent tests, different modes of transport will also be used for hinterland transport, RWG said.

The dockers work has been outsourced under contract to renowned businesses in the port of Rotterdam. These third parties are subject to a collective labour agreement.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2020

The three-day event includes an exhibition where an expected 600+ supply chain companies…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >

2nd GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >