Nippon Express Nederland BV, W. P. Carey Inc. and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement about the development of the largest distribution centre ever in Rotterdam. After expanding the current warehouse by some 32,600 m², Nippon Express’s facility at Maasvlakte will be the first logistics centre in the port of Rotterdam with a floor area over 100,000 m².
Nippon Express Nederland has been active in the port of Rotterdam as a logistics service provider since the late 1970s. In early 2015, the company signed the lease for a 70,000-m² XXL warehouse at Maasvlakte, owned by logistics real estate investor W. P. Carey. This facility serves as a distribution point for Canon products, among other things.
The planned expansion concerns 31,487 m² of new warehouse space and 1,130 m² of office space. This brings the distribution centre at a total floor area of 103,951 m²– making it the largest warehouse in Rotterdam as well as one of the largest in the Netherlands overall.
“We are delighted that W. P. Carey and Nippon Express Nederland have once again decided to invest in their Rotterdam facilities,” says Danny Levenswaard, the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Distribution & Warehousing Manager. “It attests to Maasvlakte’s strong position as a logistics hub.”