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Port of Rotterdam to expand Maasvlakte 2

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority has classified a further 100 ha of land at Maasvlakte 2 as a distribution park. This has been driven by increasing demand for port-related logistics real estate. Distripark Maasvlakte West is currently the only available ‘greenfield’ site for distribution in the Port of Rotterdam.

Business Manager of Distribution and Warehousing at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Maarten de Wijs, stated: “Distripark Maasvlakte West is now available for allocation.” “There is a lot of interest from the market. That’s because it’s a top location for both logistics service providers and shippers as well as real estate developers and investors,” he added.

The site has multimodal links by road, rail and water and is located just a stone’s throw from high-frequency deep-sea and short-sea connections. The new Distripark is also located conveniently for the A15, the Maasvlakte Plaza Truck parking area, the existing Maasvlakte distripark and the freight rail links between Maasvlakte and the European hinterland.

Construction height and environmental contours

According to the port, the site is being allocated in plots of various sizes. Coupled with the fact that there are no construction height restrictions, this makes Maasvlakte West Distripark extremely suitable for the development of large-scale distribution. In particular, De Wijs sees opportunities for the chemical industry, cold storage and the distribution of high-quality freight. “Over 45 chemical production companies and refineries are active in the immediate vicinity. Add the spacious environmental contours of the site to this and you can immediately see fantastic opportunities for the distribution of chemical products, including hazardous substances,” De Wijs remarked.

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