Recycling company opens terminal at the port of Amsterdam.
The Alba Group, a recycling and environmental services firm headquartered in Germany, has opened a new export terminal at the port of Amsterdam. The company says that the new facility will allow it to market ferrous and nonferrous scrap, recovered paper and scrap plastics throughout the world.
Alba Group says that the new terminal will be operated by its Alba Scrap Trading BV (AST) subsidiary, which is located at the new terminal. The new terminal is more than five times as big as the previous Alba site in Dordrecht, Netherlands. In the future, ships with a loading capacity of up to 50,000 metric tons and a draft of 12.5 meters will be dispatched at the new terminal.
The terminal is situated on 27,000 square meters, a length of 180 meters, and has a storage capacitiy of more than 200,000 metric tons.
The configuration of the terminal includes a material handler, a wheeled loader and a mobile harbor crane (Liebherr LHM 550). The crane has a load bearing capacity of 40 metric tons and a total reach of up to 50 meters. The site also features a storage hall and an administration building.
The new AST terminal operates as a collection and transhipment point primarily for ferrous scrap, and because of its provision of space, provides the possibility for loading with high quality products. In addition to this, nonferrous metals, plastics and papers are also handled. The materials are delivered by inland waterway vessels, seagoing vessels or heavy goods vehicles, mainly from Benelux countries, but also from other European countries in which the Alba Group is active.
“The terminal serves as an interface between the European and global market for the ALBA Group,” says Axel Schweitzer, executive chairman of the Alba Group. “In Amsterdam, we have created the best conditions for further building on our position as one of the leading international high quality recycling and raw materials handling company.”
Koen Overtoom, COO of the Port of Amsterdam, notes, “The cooperation between Alba and the Port of Amsterdam shows the true spirit of our Amsterdam Port slogan: Port of Partnerships. We are able to develop and to realize great things when we work together, when we use our flexibility, our creativity, share our knowledge, dedication and commitment.”