Marcor has started the development of a dry bulk terminal in the Port of Rotterdam – The Deck

Marcor has started the development of a dry bulk terminal in the Port of Rotterdam

Subsidiary Marcor Stevedoring B.V. (Marcor) has taken a final investment decision to develop a dry bulk terminal at the Steinweg Hartel Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. Steinweg has transferred the break-bulk and project cargo activities to its other terminals within the Port of Rotterdam.

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The new terminal will be an extension of Marcor, besides the existing floating terminal in Rotterdam, and will be put into service by Marcor from Q2-2023. Danny Swart, Managing Director at Marcor: “This step enables us to take a major leap forward in the development of our company. We are creating a future-proof location so that we can meet the needs and wishes of our current and new customers. And for this, sustainability is playing a prominent role. In addition to the electrical machinery we will be using, there are already 11,000 m² of solar panels on the warehouses.”

Construction work began in January 2023. Marcor aims to receive the first cargoes in this new complex, with a storage capacity of ± 160,000 m³, by about December 2023. The facility includes 9 fully segregated compartments with a sliding roof system, enabling direct bulk discharge and dispatch with a terminal crane from/to storage.

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Specific modifications to an existing  28,800m² warehouse at the Hartel Terminal will begin in the first quarter of 2023. These modifications will facilitate efficient handling and storage of various loose and packaged bulk cargoes and create new opportunities for bulk processing and value-added services. Once these modifications have been completed, the warehouse will have a bulk storage capacity of ±150,000 m³. Marcor will start using the new warehouse from the second quarter of 2023 with aimed final commissioning by the end of 2023. The most important orders for terminal-related machinery have already been placed or are in the final stages of purchase. A major component of this is the first fully electric mobile harbour crane, a Liebherr LHM 800, which will be operational around December 2023.

Marcor intends to create an outdoor storage area at the terminal of approximately 20,000 m². The development will take customer and environment-related requirements and the subsequent control measures needed into account.

General information Hartel Terminal:
Beerweg 301, 3199 LM, port number 7061, Rotterdam
Terminal area
130,000 m² terminal
Quay size and draught
600 metre quay with 16.6 metre NAP
Handling of vessels
From barges to large ocean-going vessels
Transshipment capacity of
ocean-going vessels
Up to cape-size ocean-going vessels
Board-Board and terminal load and unload operations
Covered bulk storage
Storage capacity development of more than 300,000 m³ in 2023
Outdoor storage
Aimed development of 20.000 m²
Multi-modal Operations
Handling of ships, trains and trucks
Bulk handling
Dry bulk, packaged and containerised bulk loads
Accessibility for trucks
Close to N15 motorway
Accessibility by rail
2 x 450 metres of track laid, connected to Maasvlakte Oost

Source: Steinweg Group.