The first pile for UWT container center new quay in the Johan Frisohaven was driven on Tuesday, February 2nd 2015. The quay will have a length of 165 meters and an initial depth of 7 meters and eventually around 10 meters.
UWT will use the quay to replace one of the current ones in the 1st Eemhaven. The construction of the quay was commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and is expected to be completed at the end of September.
The construction of the quay forms part of a total restructuring of the terminal, which was given a new, central entrance for trucks. In addition, drivers can now drive directly to the exact location to pick up containers, with the aid of the correct pre-arrival notifications. UWT’s aim is to reduce the average length of stay for trucks on Bunschotenweg by approx. 50%.
The new quay also offers more possibilities for combining full and empty containers. This is particularly important for inland shipping to and from the Maasvlakte. Trucks can save an average forty-five minutes if they have to make one less stop.