Today, a starting signal for the construction of a multifunctional warehouse for the storage of agricultural products was festively given on the grounds of HES Bulk Terminal Amsterdam. Together with the CEO of Port of Amsterdam Koen Overtoom and Commercial Manager Jeffrey Touw of construction company Vrolijk, the CEO OF HES International Cees van Gent has performed the official act to start the construction of an ultramodern warehouse. It is expected that the warehouse will be operational as of July 2024.
With the construction of this new multifunctional warehouse, HES Bulk Terminal Amsterdam is taking an important step in its sustainability strategy. Where 250,000 tons of coal are currently still stored, a modern and flexible warehouse with a capacity of 145,000 cbm will be built. A doubling of the closed storage capacity and a serious reduction of available land currently used for the storage of coal.
The new warehouse consists of 12 compartments. This will make it possible to respond efficiently and flexibly to the market demand for high-quality covered storage of agricultural products destined for the feed industry. By choosing a design in which the handling activities also takes place inside, there will be much less influence from weather conditions. The new warehouse will also have a positive effect on the dust nuisance that can sometimes be experienced in the area.
Next to replacing the two old warehouses, the weighing tower will also be replaced by 2 new ones and Port of Amsterdam will make adjustments to the quay to make sure more quay meters will be added in the future – replacing coal going forward.
CEO of HES International Cees van Gent: “HES International has a strong ambition to diversify her activities by seizing opportunities in the raw materials and energy transition. The HES Bulk Terminal Amsterdam location is a good example of this. The acquisition of IGMA Amsterdam in 2021 and the construction of this new warehouse now fits seamlessly in the strategy aimed at strengthening the Agri & Minerals activities. But also developing new logistics services to support bulk production processes at the terminal. With the construction of this warehouse HES Bulk Terminal Amsterdam further strengthens her position as a leading dry bulk terminal in the port of Amsterdam.”
CEO of Port of Amsterdam Koen Overtoom: ”With the construction of this warehouse for agricultural products, HES is giving further substance to the previously initiated transition. With this, HES is taking an important step towards a future-proof multipurpose terminal. We congratulate HES on this step, which is good for them as a company and for us as a port.”
Together with the CEO of Port of Amsterdam Koen Overtoom and Commercial manager Jeffrey Touw of construction company Vrolijk, the CEO OF HES International Cees van Gent has performed the official act to start the construction of an ultramodern warehouse.
About HES Bulk Terminal Amsterdam
Contributing to the world of tomorrow, that is what we do at HES Bulk Terminal Amsterdam. Our locations are strategically located in the port of Amsterdam and form an important switch in the continuous delivery of essential building blocks for our everyday life needed to develop, sustain and improve the world around us. HES Bulk Terminal Amsterdam serves international clients from various sectors and industries, such as the energy and steel sector, the animal feed industry, the chemical and recycling industry. Our professional staff ensure that a wide variety of bulk products are safely stored and handled 24/7 for our customers from all corners of the globe.
For more information, go to: www.hesinternational.eu or contact Esther Erkelens, Manager Corporate Communications HES International, via email@example.com