Rotterdam container terminal APM Terminals Rotterdam (APMTR) in the Port of Rotterdam has a new owner. Hutchison Ports Netherlands announced that it was acquiring the terminal from the Danish company Maersk. The parties did not disclose any financial details. Hutchison already owns the ECT Delta Terminal, which is located right next to the now acquired terminal.
Hutchison Ports Netherlands BV is a subsidiary of Hutchison Ports. APMTR is located in the Maasvlakte area and has 1600 metres of deep-water quay serviced by thirteen ship-to-shore gantry cranes.
As part of the agreement, the jobs of all 550 contract employees of APMTR are guaranteed until 30 June 2025. A settlement has been reached with some 20 employees who are not covered by the collective labour agreement. In addition, the terminal is assured of 800,000 containers to be handled in the coming years by shipping company Maersk.
Redevelop and enhance the facility
‘We are delighted to strengthen further our presence in the Port of Rotterdam,’ says Clemence Cheng, managing director of Hutchison Ports Europe. ‘We already handle the majority of containers in the port through ECT’s Delta and Euromax terminals. The addition of APMTR will further enhance our ability to offer a first class and flexible service to our customers.’
He adds: ‘We will continue to serve Maersk Line’s existing business at the terminal and will work with the workforce to develop the customer and volume base to meet growing demand. We have the opportunity to redevelop and enhance the facility in the future and look forward to continuing to grow our business in the port.’
Source (in part): ANP
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