Port of Rotterdam to deepen port basin

With ECT Delta Terminal receiving some of the largest container ships in the world, partners collaborated to further develop the terminal’s basin.

In fact, to ensure that in terms of nautical accessibility ECT Delta Terminal continues to meet the requirements of the next generation of container ships, a 500-metre stretch of the Amazonehaven port basin at Maasvlakte will be deepened from 16.65 metres to 17.45 metres.

Credit: Port of Rotterdam


The deepening project, commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority in partnership with Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT), is expected to be fully completed in the second half of November 2020.

Once work on the project has been rounded off, the Port Authority and ECT will evaluate whether it is possible to deepen a larger section of the Amazonehaven basin.

The partners intend to realise a comparable depth for at least two additional berths, each of which is 500 metres long.

In light of the situation, Ceo Ruijs, CEO of ECT, noted:

We continuously invest in the ECT Delta Terminal – both to remain future-proof and so we can keep offering our clients an optimal range of services. The deepening of the Amazonehaven basin forms an important element in this programme as it will further strengthen our competitive edge.


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