Alba to Build Export Terminal in Amsterdam

New terminal is expected to be open and operational by Jan. 1, 2014.

September 27, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Legislation & Regulations

The Germany-based recycling company The Alba Group has announced that it is building a new export terminal in Amsterdam. The company says the new terminal will strengthen its international business. The facility is expected to be operational by Jan. 1, 2014. To compensate for the opening of the new terminal, Alba Group says it has terminated its lease arrangement in Dordrecht, Netherlands

The new terminal offers a whole range of advantages for the company, including the size of the terminal, which, at 27,000 square meters, is five times the size of Alba’s Dordrecht terminal, the company says. The increased space will allow the company to store up to 200,000 metric tons of scrap metal on the site, and vessels with a capacity of up to 50,000 metric tons can operate out of the terminal. Alba says the location also is near an airport, highways and rail, making the location more readily accessible

"The new terminal is part of our long-term overall strategy to strengthen our international orientation. From this point of view the building and leasing is an important step,” says Axel Schweitzer, CEO of the Alba Group

The new terminal follows the Alba Group’s sale of its Interseroh NRW GmbH assets to TSR Recycling, also based in Germany

"Against the background of the rapidly growing interest in 'Recycling—Made in Germany' abroad, we will align much more international and deepen our value chain without questioning our home base," Schweitzer adds.