29 January 2018
Increasing demand for port-related logistics real estate has resulted in the Port of Rotterdam Authority classifying a further 100 hectares of land at Maasvlakte 2 as a distribution park. ‘Distripark Maasvlakte West’ is currently the only available ‘greenfield’ site for distribution in the Port of Rotterdam.
Image by Port of Rotterdam Authority
Construction height and environmental contours
The site is being allocated in plots of various sizes. Coupled with the fact that there are no construction height restrictions, this makes Maasvlakte West Distripark extremely suitable for the development of large-scale distribution. De Wijs particularly sees opportunities for the chemical industry, cold storage and the distribution of high-quality freight. “Over 45 chemical production companies and refineries are active in the immediate vicinity. Add the spacious environmental contours of the site to this and you can immediately see fantastic opportunities for the distribution of chemical products, including hazardous substances.”
Cold storage and high-quality
Distripark Maasvlakte West also offers excellent opportunities for agricultural distribution. There is already a strong cold storage cluster at Maasvlakte and cooperation with cold storage clusters in the Merwe-Vierhavens and Eemhaven (Cool Port) is simple. “The extensive security measures also make Distripark Maasvlakte West a great spot for handling high-quality freight, such as electronics,” added De Wijs.
Port of Rotterdam Authority press release