Rotterdam also selected for NYK’s breakbulk
From 1 January 2016 on, NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers’ Europe-Far East Service will also use Rotterdam as its port of call for loading and unloading breakbulk. NYK has opted for a ‘one stop shop’ solution that efficiently concentrates its different freight flows in a single port. While Rotterdam already served as NYK’s port of call for its bulk cargo, until now the company still used Antwerp for its breakbulk.
“It’s a fine feather in the cap of our breakbulk proposition,” says Robert Jan Timmers of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. “Indeed, Rotterdam has the best proposition in this area. We are superior in terms of the quality and effectiveness of our hinterland connections and the optimum accessibility of our port. What’s more: the port of Rotterdam is frequently the most economical option thanks to fewer superfluous middlemen.”
“Besides already calling on Rotterdam for the unloading of our bulk cargo, we now plan to also unload our breakbulk in Rotterdam – for the simple reason that it raises the efficiency of our calls. In addition, we will be coordinating the export of both freight flows from Rotterdam. This way we can avoid having to call on a second port,” says NYK Bulk & Projects’ General Manager Seiji Ando.