Container terminal

The port of Vlissingen is located between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. In late 2020, Kloosterboer commissioned a brand-new state-of-the-art container terminal there.

High storage capacity with reefer connections

The remotely operated container terminal has a capacity of 3,200 TEU and is powered by four automated electrically powered Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes that guarantee a high storage capacity. 1,200 reefer connections ensure that the reefer containers are kept at the desired temperature.

Empty depot including pre-trip inspection

On top of this, Kloosterboer Vlissingen has an empty depot with a capacity of 3,200 TEU with 60 positions to perform pre-trip inspections (PTI). This is where the containers are made ready for their next journey. During this inspection, the technical functionality and any visible damage to both the cooling unit and the generator set are inspected and repaired if necessary. Furthermore, there is a washing facility where dirty containers can be cleaned.

Multi-modal terminal

The combination of a multi-modal accessible container terminal and the nearby cold-storage warehouses allows Kloosterboer Vlissingen to immediately unload and load incoming containers in the cold-storage warehouse and/or transport the cargo farther by truck, barge or short-sea transport. At the moment, Kloosterboer Vlissingen can process ships with a capacity of up to 4,500 TEU.

Online booking system/EDI

It is possible to report a visit to the terminal by truck in advance via an app or the website. Kloosterboer can receive and return all commonly used container EDI messages and it has a direct interface with Portbase to easily register e.g. customs documentation.

Expansion container terminal, STS cranes and autonomous vehicles

To ensure we are ready for whatever the future holds, we have already made plans to expand our operations even further. After all, the process of containerization shows no signs of slowing down. By extending and excavating the existing quay, we will be able to process container ships with a draught of 13.5 LLWS and a capacity of 6,500-8,000 TEU using four automated electrical ship-to-shore cranes by the year 2025. Furthermore, we will expand the storage capacity of our container terminal to 4,000 TEU and 1,600 reefer plugs. We will then use autonomous vehicles to transport containers back and forth between the quay and the container terminal.