Fourth All Weather Terminal for VCK Group in Amsterdam

VCK Group commissioned its fourth All Weather Terminal (AWT4) in the Suezhaven in Amsterdam. On Tuesday April 26, 2016, the construction started and on Friday August 11, 2017, the first ship entered the terminal.

The commissioning of the new terminal means that covered transhipment capacity in Amsterdam has risen to between one and a half and two million tonnes. This now makes Amsterdam the largest provider of covered transhipment in Europe. Developments in the market for All Weather transhipment have spurred growth in volume. Sea-going vessels are becoming larger and often require immediate transhipment between sea-going and inland vessels. VCK reflects this need: the All Weather Terminal measures 100 metres long, 22 metres high and has a water depth of 30 metres; it is also equipped with a transhipment crance with a capacity of 50 tonnes. This means that this terminal is three meters wider and four meters higher than the three previously built terminals.

What is an all All Weather terminal?
An All Weather terminal is a terminal that allows sea-going vessels carrying weather-sensitive cargo, such as paper and steel, to keep their cargo dry while transferring it to other forms of transport, whatever the weather. These terminals comprise a large canopy over the quay and water, with an opening on both sides to allow vessels to pass in and out. At the top of the canopy is a crane which can move along the full length and breadth of the terminal to assist with loading and unloading cargo.

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