New state-of-the-art fully automatic high-rise cold store at City Terminal Rotterdam

July 6/2020 Kloosterboer will start construction of a new state-of-the-art fully automatic multi-customer high-rise cold store with a storage capacity of 60,000 pallet places at City Terminal Rotterdam. The building is expected to be completed in January 2022.

Two years after the realization of Kloosterboer Cool Port I, an ultra-modern fruit terminal with a combination of cooling and freezing capacity, Kloosterboer is now building a state-of-the-art fully automatic high-rise cold store at City Terminal Rotterdam. Pallets are supplied by self-unloading or conventional trucks and automatically go from the dispatch hall via roller conveyors, turntables and locks to the cold store, where cranes automatically put the pallets in place.

Sustainability is paramount at Kloosterboer. The high-rise cold store is about 35-45% more energy efficient compared to a conventional cold store. The 40 meter high building is built according to the high BREEAM requirements. The intention is to place 2,700 solar panels on the roof. With the existing solar panel installation of 11,000 solar panels at Cool Port I, Kloosterboer is a forerunner in the port of Rotterdam in generating solar energy for its own use.

Launching customer is Lamb Weston / Meijer, one of the largest producers of frozen potato products. They opt for logistics service provider Kloosterboer to have its export products handled by Kloosterboer via the port of Rotterdam. In the future, Lamb Weston / Meijer goods will be delivered from various production locations in the Netherlands to Cool Port II, among others. From there, the containers are loaded and then transported by barge to the container terminals on the Maasvlakte for further export. 

Kloosterboer is an enterprising, innovative and sustainable logistics service provider. With the construction of Cool Port II, Kloosterboer still has enough space for the next phase; Cool Port III.

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