Thyssenkrupp’s Rotterdam logistics hub gets new ship unloader

Port of Rotterdam-based Ertsoverslagbedrijf Europoort has selected the supplier for the new ship unloader. The contract was awarded to Bedeschi, a local provider of solutions for the handling and storage of bulk cargoes.

EECV is a Dutch logistics subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann. With around 300 employees, the company operates one of Europe’s largest bulk handling facilities and the second-largest bulk terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. It handles around 24 million tonnes/year of iron ore and coal for steel production. The push boat shipping company thyssenkrupp Veerhaven transports this material up the Rhine River to the Ruhr steelmaking region.

The unloader, a grab crane, has been customised for EECV’s requirements, thyssenkrupp tells Kallanish. According to plan, it will be delivered to the quayside at the EECV terminal and assembled by the end of 2025. After a test phase, the new crane is scheduled to go into operation at the beginning of 2026.

By investing a mid-double-digit million euro sum in the new ship unloader, thyssenkrupp Steel is embarking on a programme of modernising the infrastructure at EECV’s almost 100-hectare terminal, the steelmaker notes.

Christian Koehl Germany