Currently the Port of Rotterdam is constructing the Container Exchange Route (CER) to connect the container terminals, empty depots, distribution companies and the customs at the Maasvlakte with each other. By constructing the CER container exchanges will be combined at one location, so there is no need for trains, barges and feeders to go to the various terminals. The CER makes it possible to minimalise the exchange costs for containers. This causes an improvement of the hinterland and transshipment product and strengthens the competitive position of the port of Rotterdam as a container hub. In the end there is an expected exchange of more than one million containers each year. The CER consists of civil infrastructure (approximately 14 kilometers of concrete road and three structures over the railway) between and at the terminal areas and the adaptation and building of the IT infrastructure. The scope of the civil infrastructure will be realised by using the design- & construct- and construction team contracts.
Contract management and contract control strategy
Aratis provides the contract management of the CER track on behalf of the Port of Rotterdam.