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Busan Port Authority, Port of Rotterdam Authority sign contract for Maasvlakte Distribution Park West

June 21, 2019: Busan Port Authority has become the launch customer for a five-hectare industrial site on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West at Port of Rotterdam.

The warehouse will become operational in 2021.
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The warehouse will become operational in 2021.

June 21, 2019: Busan Port Authority has become the launch customer for a five-hectare industrial site on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West at Port of Rotterdam.

Busan Port Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a contract for the site, on which the former will develop a sustainable 30,000 square metre warehouse for use by various, mainly Korean, service providers. The warehouse will become operational in 2021.

"For us, the Port of Rotterdam is the perfect location to run a warehouse. The optimal deep-sea port infrastructure and multimodal connections with other countries makes Rotterdam the ‘connected’ port in Europe and the best location for Korean logistics companies to do business in Europe,” said Ki-chan Nam, Busan Port Authority CEO.

It is expected that the warehouse will receive a BREEAM-NL Outstanding certificate.

“We have been cooperating with Busan Port Authority in many areas for quite some time. We are proud that they will be the first party to realise their own warehouse on our new distribution park. Moreover, their sustainable ambitions are a seamless match for our objectives,” said Emile Hoogsteden, director of containers, breakbulk and logistics at the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

Of the seven remaining plots, six are, however, already reserved.

Talking about the high interest in the area, Maarten de Wijs, business manager distribution and warehousing at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: “It is the only available ‘greenfield’ location in the Port of Rotterdam. The site is also located a stone’s throw from high-frequency deep-sea, short-sea, inland shipping and rail connections. And, the Distribution Park is also located conveniently for the A15,
the Maasvlakte Plaza Truck parking area, the existing Maasvlakte Distribution Park and the freight rail links between Maasvlakte and the European hinterland.”

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