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Each visiting seagoing vessel is handled quickly and safely at APM Terminals Maasvlakte II. The SQCs (Super Quay Cranes) are designed for the very largest container vessels of today and tomorrow. Vessels can arrive on our 1000 meter long deepsea quay of 19.50 meter depth. 


The crane process is almost fully automated, with the remaining manual operation being performed remotely. The dual lifting technology provides greater stability, so that work can go on even under severe weather conditions. APM Terminals Maasvlakte II can discharge and load two 40-foot containers in tandem. With these innovations in our deep-sea service, we are taking a great step forward in productivity. Since the time required for discharging and loading is significantly reduced, the deep-sea vessel can continue its journey quickly.

How we optimise our yard density

Seamless hinterland connections

The terminal layout has been designed in such a way as to avoid bottlenecks and congestion at the terminal. When discharged, the containers are pre-stacked according to further transportation. Each modality has dedicated capacity available. An approach which results in quick terminal throughput and direct container availability. The exchange of information for pre-notification and documentation precedes the container itself and takes place entirely via Portbase, the Port Community System.

Cooperation with carriers

Our processes are tailored to those of hauliers, and vice-versa. This partnership and transparency between us and hauliers results in a container supply chain that is both efficient and reliable.