Coal Transhipment in the Port of Amsterdam to End by 2030
The Rietlanden Coal Terminal in the Port of Amsterdam has been sold by the Singapore headquartered JERA Global Markets to Rhenus Group, a large logistics player in transport and storage. Both companies have confirmed this today in a joint statement.
With the sale, Port of Amsterdam has secured there will be no more coal transhipment from 2030. The new owner will transform Rietlanden into a terminal where other types of non-fossil cargo will be transhipped. Rhenus and Port of Amsterdam will work this out further in the future.
In 2017, Port of Amsterdam declared to be a coal-free port in 2030. Despite the growth in the quantity of coals over the past two years due to geopolitical developments, this ambition remains the port’s target . The sale of Rietlanden and the new owner’s ambition to transform the area into a non-fossil terminal fits in to the Port of Amsterdam’s strategy. Rietlanden’s transfer to the German Rhenus will take place in two phases. The first starting this year, with a second phase in 2027.
Koen Overtoom, CEO Port of Amsterdam: “Since we announced our goal to be a coal-free port in 2030, great strides have been taken to transform the coal terminals in our port. We are saying goodbye to the cargo, not the clients. Together with our clients, we are working on a future-proof, climate-neutral port. We are overjoyed that this new and big logistics player is joining us, as they are able to further expand our shared ambitions and transform Rietlanden into a terminal that has great potential for the future.
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