EBS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HES International B.V., has announced the expansion of its covered storage capacity in the Port of Rotterdam. Supported
by a long-term contract, the capacity will be enlarged by 60,000m
3. The expansion involves the construction of a shed for various dry bulk products that need to be stored in covered storage. The infrastructure will be constructed on the existing terminal at the Laurenshaven. Furthermore a new shed, for agri bulk, is planned at the Europoort terminal.

Construction of the shed at the Laurenshaven will start summer 2016 and is expected to be operational as from the first quarter of 2017. “We are excited to develop this expansion project which confirms EBS’s philosophy of providing extremely efficient infrastructure to our customers. The new sheds will be built in line with the terminal’s high standards for safety and flexibility,” said Taco de Vries, Director Business Development Dry Bulk HES Int. Jan Vogel, CEO at HES Int. added: “This new investment underlines the strategy of HES International and the commitment of its shareholders to grow further in the dry bulk segment, and strengthen our position in the covered storage of all dry bulk cargo”.


EBS operates two terminals located at the Laurenshaven and Europoort, with a total covered storage capacity of 465,00m3 (excluding the new shed) and open storage of 250,000m2. EBS operates several land based cranes for discharging vessels at the Laurenshaven terminal and operates flexible floating cranes at both terminals and elsewhere in the Rotterdam port area. EBS has an excellent connection to all types of modalities (ship, train, barge, truck).


HES Int. is a private company, headquartered in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and one of the largest storage and port logistics companies in Europe. Stevedoring activities comprise dry and liquid bulk terminals in the Netherlands (Rotterdam,Amsterdam, Flushing and Terneuzen), Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France and Poland. The company’s focus is on growing its present portfolio of high quality dry and liquid bulk terminals by means of expansion of its already owned sites, greenfield development and acquisitions of existing terminals. HES International is owned by Riverstone Holdings LLC and The Carlyle Group.