World Grain - February 2015 - (Page 42)

FEATURE Europe's largest port keeps growing EUROPE'S LARGEST PORT KEEPS GROWING O ver the last few years, the Port of Rotterdam has taken steps to upgrade its infrastructure and offerings for the companies that operate in the port and those who ship items to and from the Northwestern Europe transportation hub. As the largest port in Europe by throughput, Rotterdam occupies a strong position among the other international trade centers. The Rotterdam Port Authority has made investments and arrangements to maintain its status as a leading global port. "The Port of Rotterdam Authority encourages stevedores to expand of storage creates demand," Hugo du Mez, advisor Dry Bulk & Energy at the Port of Rotterdam told World Grain in a recent interview. "We aim to position the Port of Rotterdam as the complete Agriport both for imports and exports of agricultural commodities. "Through Port of Rotterdam International, we are active in Brazil and have entered into a joint venture with TPK (Terminal Presidente Kennedy) Logistica to develop Porto Central, a greenstate of Espirito Santo. This deep sea port will be designed to handle oil, gas, dry bulk (like grains), containers and general cargo, besides serving as a support center for the offshore sector. "Grain traders are looking for opportunities to bring central European grain to Rotterdam for overseas exports. And, we see a trend in grain shipping where larger Panamax vessels are being used. We think this offers the opportunity to attract cargo. Especially because some of the competing ports in Northwest Europe are rather shallow." The Port of Rotterdam and companies that operate within it Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe by throughput. Photo by Freek van Arkel. 42 by Meyer Sosland Grain traders benefiting from Port of Rotterdam's upgrading of its infrastructure have been making investments to improve the infrastructure and thus the operations of the port. "The development of a land reclamation project called Maasvlakte 2 was the biggest civil engineering project in the Netherlands since the Delta Works," du Mez said. "The area opened on May 22, 2013 and will be used for container handling, there could be opportunities, because one of the bio-chemicals. Possible feed stocks are woody biomass and agricultural commodities like sugar." made storage and infrastructure investments that impact the industry directly. * In 2013, stevedoring company Dordrecht, Netherlandsbased ZHD built four new sheds for the covered storage of agricultural commodities and biomass (wood pellets). * Rotterdam-based European Bulk Services (EBS) has built a 65,000-meter cubed shed at its Europoort Terminal. The new storage facility became operational June 2014. * Also, the existing deep-water jetty at the Europoort has February 2015 / World Grain /

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World Grain - February 2015
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Easing embargo on Cuba a world gain
Calendar of Events
119th Annual IAOM Conference and Expo
News Review - NIBULON reports record grain, oil crop exports
Nidera building silo on Danube in Romania
Algeria’s cereal imports increase by $3.5 billion
ADM strengthens Unilever relationship
Cargill’s net earnings up 41%
Grain, biofuel shipments surge at Port of Prince Rupert
CHS reports 56% increase in first-quarter earnings
KSU names Grain Science and Industry Department head
Port of Paranaguá sets record for grain handling
Bullish economics may force grain prices lower
IGC forecasts world wheat production at 701 million tonnes
Carr’s Milling profit up on strong performance
Bay State Milling expanding in Arizona
AGRANA earnings drop 25%
Canada introduces act to modernize grain industry
Grain Market Review - Rice
Country Focus - Syria
Feature - Ethiopia Striving for Grain Surpluses
Feature - CWB Taken off Life Support
CWB's Asset List
Feature - Europe's Largest Port Keeps Growing
Deep History
Feature - Grain Experts Analyze Black Sea
Feature - Investment analysts guarded about 2015
Feature - Another year of advances
Rice Quarterly - Milling Properties of Commingled Rice
Vietnam’s outlook for rice exports mediocre for 2015
Myanmar’s rice exports to China surge
African countries focus on boosting rice production
Thai rice exports to dominate
Feature - U.K. Milling Industry checking for soy in flour
Feed Operations - Upgrade ideas for your feed mill
Feature - Comparing Major Soybean Exporters
Feature - The importance of Landscaping
Feature - Global feed tonnage increases
Supplier News
Product Showcase
World Grain Archive
Ad Index/Reader Information Form International Faxback Program

World Grain - February 2015