Did you notice the new names for the berths in the Waalhaven?
Photo: Port Of Rotterdam
A large number of berths in the Rotterdam port basin of Waalhaven were renamed in early December. The new names are based on the vantage point from the calling ships. This is a more logical arrangement for the ship’s captain and in line with the naming schemes for the berths in Rotterdam’s other port basins. Until December, berth names in Waalhaven were based on their layout as seen from the shore, and numbered according to ascending waterfront numbers.
Rhenus in Waalhaven used to be located at the berth named Rhenus Pier 1 NZ3 (NZ (noordzijde) – north side). This name has been changed to Waalhaven 1, Rhenus ZZ1 (ZZ (zuidzijde) – south side). This is because as the ship’s captain, you reach this berth by entering Waalhaven and immediately continuing to the first mooring basin. Rhenus is located along the southern bank of this basin. And the berth is the first one that you encounter at that terminal – resulting in the name Waalhaven 1 Rhenus ZZ1.
Source: Port of Rotterdam