In May 2019 Access World Terminals B.V., located in Vlissingen, signed a contract with North Sea Port for the expansion of its quay and terminal. The newly occupied area adjoins the company’s existing site. The project almost doubles the terminal’s size to 16.5 hectares over the upcoming years!
Most of the newly purchased land will be used for building warehousing facilities of the highest standards. Construction of the first warehouses will start in the second half of 2020. An additional investment will be made into the building of a new quay by the North Sea Port. The quay will be extended to 290 metres in length. It will become accessible to ships with a draught up to 13 metres. This will allow us to accommodate for larger and more modern (break-)bulk vessels in the Kaloothaven dock.
Benefits of the expansion
As a result, Access World Terminals B.V. will enjoy numerous benefits. The expansion plan includes further efficiency improvement solutions for optimisation of our operations. In addition, the increased capacity will provide us with potential diversification opportunities. We are also looking into further expanding our portfolio of offered value adding services. Our focus lies in improving the speed and quality of the tailor-made services we provide to our clients.
Access World has taken additional measures to assure that the newly built facilities will not only adhere to the highest safety standards, but also result in a reduction of the environmental impact of our operations. We have already adapted our construction plan in order to ensure compliance to the stricter building requirements within the Netherlands. All newly built facilities are required to be almost energy-neutral as per the 1st January 2020. We expect for the planned facilities expansion and quay to be fully operational in 2022.
This terminal expansion will be beneficial to the area by ensuring a better maritime access to the Kaloothaven dock as well as bringing additional business investment into the region.
We are very proud of our partnership with the North Sea Port and are looking forward to the upcoming phases!