Since 1973, the EMO terminal in the Rotterdam Port has been a major hub in transporting coal and iron ore from all over the world to the European hinterland. EMO has always been a reliable partner for its customers in helping to control these flows of goods by combining daily processes with a clear vision for the future.

EMO is able to accommodate the world’s largest dry bulk vessels, and yet it never ceases to look to the future and plan ahead — now more than ever. In 2012, the terminal significantly increased its storage and transshipment capacity and efficiency by commissioning five new, state- of-the-art projects: its seventh stacker reclaimer, fifth unloader, a second fully automated coal wagon loader, a brand-new sea going vessel loader along an innovative, new quay, and a high- tech operations centre. These projects ensure that EMO is fully equipped to enhance its safety, efficiency and sustainability performance, and to continue to serve its customers as a reliable partner in dry bulk transshipment in the coming decades.

EMO operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It handles large bulk shipments; its discharge capacity is 47mt (million tonnes) and throughput capacity is 60mt. It always approaches its work and planning with the greatest care. EMO believes it is very important to remain state-of-the-art. Keeping the terminal state-of-the-art as well as making necessary improvements is its key to serving its customers. EMO’s highly skilled trained personnel work closely together. Skilled employees working with innovative technology guarantee high quality, efficiency and sustainability.


EMO’s 160-hectare area currently offers 7m of storage. EMO is ideally located on a 23m-deep waterway connected directly to the North Sea. Rotterdam harbour has excellent rail and waterway connections to the rest of Europe.

EMO is a partner that offers reliability and trustworthiness. The company stays on top of the latest developments in the market. EMO continually analyzes its customers’ needs, the quality of its services and its terminal’s performance. In anticipation of market trends and customer needs, it is continuously geared towards offering a more efficient, cleaner and safer terminal, one designed to meet all expectations.