Monday, March 03, 2014

The co-drivers view: Maasvlakte 1 & 2

Rotterdam is one of the largest ports in the world. In order to cope with the increasing size of the ships, the Dutch government decided to expand the existing port facilities at the Maasvlakte 1. This extension was located directly on deep water, into the North Sea. The Maasvlakte 2 covers 1000 hectares of industrial sites and in order to accommodate larger ships the Maasgeul has been widened to over 800 meters.

In the first video the Maasvlakte 2 can be seen, just as it went operational in 2013. Industrial activity still has to develop in this area, so a surreal "empty" landscape can be seen, where only (rail)roads have been built yet. 

The second video continues the journey on the Maasvlakte 2 back towards the previous area, Maasvlakte 1. This area has been developed since the 1970s and has reached its maximum potential. Driving along the highway A15 we can see Europoort, which is a section of the Rotterdam port that existed even before the Maasvlakte 1 area was built.

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