The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam (OTR) jointly developed and constructed a 460 meters long quay wall at Odfjell"s storage terminal in Rotterdam-Botlek.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam (OTR) jointly developed and constructed a 460 meters long quay wall at Odfjell"s storage terminal in Rotterdam-Botlek. Along this quay OTR facilitated two berths: one for deep-sea tankers plus one for coastal vessels and barges. With this additional berthing capacity the port authority and its customers aim to reduce the over-utilization of existing jetties and the consequent congestion in the Rotterdam port.
The quay wall could only be built after the Port of Rotterdam Authority offered OTR"s former neighbor ? box container operator PCS ? a satisfactory alternative location in the Rotterdam Port. Once PCS moved to its new location, the Port of Rotterdam and OTR jointly started the construction of the new quay wall. As an integrated part of this project, OTR"s barge pier 11 was demolished and deep-sea jetty 10 ? originally a single berth for deep-sea tankers ? was reconstructed and converted into an L-jetty. Consequently jetty 10 allows deep-sea tankers on the outside and coastal vessels / barges on the inside.
The inauguration of quay 11 heralded the end of a comprehensive, multi-year jetty (re)construction project at Odfjell"s Rotterdam-Botlek terminal.
After completion of the whole project, OTR now offers five berths for deep-sea tankers, fourteen berths for inland tankers and seven spots for coastal vessels, substantially increasing the terminal"s service level and flexibility.