TMA Logistics Eyes Offshore Wind

TMA Logistics B.V. has announced it hopes to expand its offshore wind activities after Hutchison Ports’ acquisition of the company’s 50% shareholding.

According to TMA Logistics, the North Sea Canal terminals in Velsen and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, are ideally located for offshore activities related to wind energy, as well as oil & gas.

“With this step we have the opportunity to grow sustainably in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp range. With the worldwide network of Hutchison Ports, we are now able to expand our activities substantially,” Gerben Matroos, Managing Director of TMA, said.

TMA has a variety of general cargo terminal operations together with warehousing, shipping, logistics and project cargo activities at three sites in Amsterdam and one in Antwerp, as well as at the Hutchison Ports’ Amsterdam Container Terminal (ACT).

“The acquisition of a 50% stake in TMA Logistics complements both our existing operations in Amsterdam and the activities of Hutchison Logistics. We have developed a good working relationship with TMA over the last three years which has brought a range of operations to ACT,” Clemence Cheng, Executive Director at Hutchison Ports, said.

ACT currently boasts three berths with total length of 1,015 meters and depth of 15 meters, which are some of the deepest water multi-purpose berths in North Europe, the company said, emphasizing that access will be further improved when a new sea lock, the largest in the world, opens at the end of 2019 at the entrance to the North Sea Canal.