The arrival of two Gantry ship-to-shore cranes in the Port of Amsterdam today will see a long-held wish of the Port become a reality: strengthening the position of the terminals in the ferrous and nonferrous metal markets for both short and deep-sea cargo.
Port of Amsterdam will be applying for LME certification following the arrival of these cranes.
The London Metal Exchange (LME) facilitates the transhipment of metal packages traded on this exchange. LME certification would add significant value to the Port and its businesses. The terminals are pleased with the arrival of the cranes, as this allows them to expand their services and increase their options. The cranes will make the transhipment process easier and more efficient for both containers and break bulk. The LME certification is expected to be granted after the summer.
Port of Amsterdam CEO Koen Overtoom: ‘One of our strategic objectives is to become a preferred port. The arrival of these cranes will enable us to further develop our niche in ferrous and nonferrous metals and containers, which will improve the facilities we can provide to our businesses and their customers. It will make the Port of Amsterdam an attractive destination for the transhipment of internationally traded metal packages.’
On Monday, 26 June, the cranes will be unloaded on the quay of Holland Cargo Terminal, a subsidiary of TMA Logistics, located on Ruijgoordweg.
Photo credit: Machiel Kraaij