Thyssenkrupp invests in Rotterdam terminal operations

Thyssenkrupp Steel says it has lined up a mid-double-digit million euro sum to be invested in modernising terminal operations at Ertsoverslagbedrijf Europoort C.V. (EECV) at the Port of Rotterdam.

An old ship unloader will be replaced by a new state-of-the-art unit, strengthening the future of EECV and thyssenkrupp Veerhaven, Kallanish learns. The new unloader is expected to be operational by the end of 2025.

Tk Steel says the investment is underlining its commitment to a modern infrastructure in the Port of Rotterdam, and sustainable supplies to tk Steel’s mills and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann (HKM) in Duisburg.

“The project sends a strong signal for the future of EECV and thyssenkrupp Veerhaven, the two Dutch logistics subsidiaries of thyssenkrupp Steel,” the company states. The two companies will ensure the unloading of seagoing vessels and the interim storage and transport of around 24 million tonnes of iron ore and coal for steelmaking in Duisburg.

Like its predecessor, the new ship unloader weighs around 2,000 tonnes, stands a good 60 metres high, 30m wide and has a crane boom length of around 100m. With these crane dimensions, EECV will be able to unload the largest bulk freighters in the world at a highly productive rate of up to 2,600t of iron ore per hour.

Christian Koehl Germany