Port of Busan signs warehousing deal for multi-user Maasvlakte facility
THE ports of Busan and Rotterdam have signed a contract for the use of a five-hectare site on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
THE ports of Busan and Rotterdam have signed a contract for the use of a five-hectare site on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West.
This makes the South Korean port authority the launch customer for the industrial site. Of the seven remaining plots, six are taken.
Busan Port Authority is developing a sustainable 30,000-square metre warehouse on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West for use by mainly Korean service providers.
'For us, the Port of Rotterdam is the perfect location to run a warehouse,' said Busan Port Authority CEO Ki-chan. '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 Rotterdam port cargo chief Emile Hoogsteden: '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.'
Said Rotterdam port distribution warehouse manager: '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.'