An office full of energy

How do we prevent office buildings from costing people energy and how do we ensure that the buildings promote health and well-being? One of the factors that directly influences this is (day) light. A generous amount of daylight has an essential role in people’s well-being and productivity. It stimulates, stimulates and motivates. In the design of the new headquarters of Neele-Vat Logistics, daylight is the building block of architecture.

Connector between port and transport

The new warehouse and head office of Neele-Vat will be at a strategic location, between the Port of Rotterdam and the A15. This location typifies the company: a link between port and transport. Neele-Vat is a major Rotterdam logistics service provider and has been a household name in the port of Rotterdam for years. The new head office will be placed on the warehouse and is surrounded by an 18,000 m2 solar panel deck and there is space for 300 parking spaces.

(Day) light as a building block

Architect Henk de Gelder explains: “The office has an elongated orientation with large glass surfaces on the south and north façade. These provide a lot of light and a phenomenal view. Large patios have been cut out of the volume that also provide daylight and an outdoor experience deep into the office building. The interior blends seamlessly from the inside to the outside. The patios are filled in with thematic greenery. ”

The well-being of the employees is a guideline throughout the design process. The well method was used for this. In addition to light, air and (out of) view, a lot of living green has been used. Large trees can easily measure up to the large scale and robust gesture of this office building. A healthy gem in the port of Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Blending & Filling opens its doors

Collaboration between Rotterdam/Turkish family business results in unique concept on the Maasvlakte


Maasvlakte, 4 October 2019 – Logistics service provider Neele-Vat Logistics and its Turkish partner Arkem Chemicals have together established a 22,000-m2 storage and distribution centre for liquid cargo on the Maasvlakte: Rotterdam Blending & Filling. The new facility has been specifically designed for storage of both non-hazardous goods (merchant goods) and packaged hazardous substances, and also features a filling and blending station. The official opening is set to take place on 4 October.

First filling station for small-unit repackaging on the Maasvlakte
This storage and distribution centre is unique for its all-in-one concept. Rotterdam Blending & Filling offers one central location for filling, packaging and blending liquid chemical products as well as (chilled) storage and further distribution of these products. The complex is the first on the Maasvlakte to be equipped with a filling station for repackaging liquid cargo – arriving in tankers or tank containers – into smaller units. These units could be drums or the 1000-litre bulk containers (IBCs) that seem to be gaining in popularity.

Suitable for both hazardous (IMO) liquid cargo and non-hazardous cargo
Rotterdam Blending & Filling boasts a total surface area of 22,000 m2 with a storage capacity of 35,000 pallet positions. A total of 12,500 m2 is suitable for merchant goods; with a sprinkler installation covering the entire area. 6,000 m2 is set up for storage of packaged hazardous goods. In addition, 1,500 m2 will be used for in-house filling, packaging and blending of liquid chemical products. The 3 compartments and the dispatch zone – with 9 docks in total – are kept safe by way of a CO2 extinguisher system. The complex complies with the current regulations relating to safety and the environment: SEVESO III, BRZO 2015, PGS-15 standards.


This location on the Maasvlakte represents an expansion of Neele-Vat’s service provision for (liquid) chemicals packaging and repackaging. The annual blending and filling capacity amounts to 100,000 tonnes, with partly new cargo for Rotterdam. Cuno Vat, managing director at Neele-Vat Logistics: “The international collaboration in Rotterdam Blending & Filling not only strengthens our service portfolio, but also enhances Rotterdam’s position in chemicals logistics. This is a sector with a traditional stronghold in Antwerp.”


Central location with multimodal connections
The new complex at Madoerastraat 10 on the Maasvlakte is easily accessible by road, rail and water and is situated no more than a stone’s throw from high-frequency Deep Sea and Short Sea shipping route links. Rotterdam Blending & Filling is also conveniently near the A15, the Maasvlakte Plaza truck parking facility, the existing Maasvlakte distribution park and the goods transport rail line between the Maasvlakte and the European hinterland.

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