storage and transshipment port
Flevokust is unique. It is centrally located in the Netherlands; near the railway, A6 and Lelystad airport. Flevokust will be located right at the intersection of two main shipping lines, one leading towards the West and one towards the North respectively. The plan is to build a new transshipment port at the Northern part of Lelystad, outside the dyke. At the same point, inside the dyke, a complementary industrial area ‘at the water’ will be built.
Flevokust will feature a storage and transshipment port where containers transported by ships will arrive, to be further distributed to the hinterland by truck or rail. The Engie-Maxima plant is also located right next door, so it can supply large quantities of power to potential businesses at Flevokust. Container Terminal Utrecht will use the transshipment port and container terminal.
The flow of containers from and to Dutch sea harbours will increase in the next decades, with more and more being transported by inland waterway to the catchment area. Inland ships travel to and from Flevokust to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The focus increasingly lies on lines from Antwerp and the German catchment area. The challenge is to use these connections in such a way that the expected streams can be forwarded easily and quickly.
Besides the community of Lelystad and the province of Flevoland, also Dutch Rijkswaterstaat and the regional water authority Zuiderzeeland are two main cooperation partners. The development of this port is expected to create between 600 and 850 jobs.
Facts & figures
• Approximately 43 hectare available, expendable to 115 hectare
• Many possibilities, both in size and in environmental category
• Construction ready at the beginning of 2018
• Both sale and ground lease are optional
• Acquisition of at least 1 hectare, large plots available.