AECOM undertook the master planning of a new, highly automated container facility on a 130-acre greenfield site at the port of Rotterdam.

Called the Euromax Terminal Rotterdam, it’s one of the most advanced and environmentally friendly container terminals in the world. ┬áDesigned for fast, safe and efficient handling of large container ships, its terminal cranes reach 23-containers wide.

The terminal features a full suite of buildings, including administration and maintenance, an on-terminal rail yard. It also connects with other terminals via a dedicated roadway for multi-trailer trains.

AECOM planning and consulting experts performed a detailed analysis to ensure balance between the wharf and cubic-yard capacity. We also conducted a detailed terminal simulation analysis to evaluate various crane configurations and width. These compared options such as bridge cranes, straddle carriers and automated stacking cranes.