The CER is characterised by a very extensive project area on Maasvlakte I and Maasvlakte II, the Maasvlakte II still undergoing rapid development. Consequently, we take other contractors that are conducting concurrent activities in the project area into consideration. The Stakeholders that are directly affiliated with the CER (terminals, distripark, empty depots, customs) usually run a 24/7 operation that may not be interrupted in conjunction with strict ISPS requirements. The area has a large number of main roads, railways and cycle paths. There are crucial underground cables and pipelines running within the CER borderline. This combined with the correct application of the regulations that have to be observed and acting with due care in relation to the existing flora and fauna, creates a complex playing field in which the CER is established.

Users of the CER

During the first phase, we are connecting the five container terminals to the CER lane: RWG, APMT-2, APMT-R, ECT, State Inspection Terminal and Euromax. We also connect the State Inspection Terminal (S.I.T) in this phase. These terminals have been involved in the project since the design phase. We have close contact and coordinate our activities with them. The reason for this is because the terminals are key stakeholders in the CER. They will be using this route upon its completion. It is therefore vital to us that the lane meets their requirements. In addition to this, ProRail is a very important stakeholder for us, because we will be working near and across the railway. We coordinate our planning with them in time, so that they are not confronted with any surprises.

Flora & fauna

During the execution of the construction works, the consortium will take the local Flora and Fauna into consideration. All works will be executed in compliance toe the “Flora and Fauna Act” and the “Port of Rotterdam 2015-2020 Code of Conduct”. How to deal with local protected and endangered species and all subsequent measures that will have to be taken are carefully planned in the “Flora and Fauna Working Protocol”. The consortiums work protocol describes in detail how to work in respect to protected Flora and Fauna.


Prior to the execution and prior to the start of breeding season, a toolbox meeting will be organized. The toolbox is presented by an ecological expert and is a practical explanation of the work protocol of Combinatie CER. During this meeting the employees of Combinatie CER and its subcontractors are informed about any protected animal and plant species present within the work area. They are informed about the measures that have been drawn up to correctly respond to an encounter or to prevent unwanted nestling. During the entire project, the ecological guidance will be provided by the ecologist of Combinatie CER.


For any questions, comments or emergencies, you can make contact with Pablo Post, Environmental Manager Combinatie CER via omgevingcer@kws.nl.