AGRO Merchants Maasvlakte

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

AGRO Merchants Maasvlakte is located in Rotterdam, the largest European Port and main gateway for food products. AGRO Maasvlakte provides a wide range of services for the meat and seafood industries, this includes a Veterinary Border Control Post (BCP). The modern facility achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating for sustainability. The facility is located in the proximity of the new container terminals at the Port of Rotterdam and in addition to supporting import/export flows, Maasvlakte works closely  with all other AGRO cold stores in the Netherlands and across our international network.

The BCP offers inspections of goods for human and non-human consumption. Products of animal origin imported from countries outside the European Union (third countries) must undergo veterinary inspection upon entering the EU. AGRO works with the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), to organize the inspections at the BCP.

Commodities handled

  • Pallet Positions: 18,000
  • IFS logistics
  • AEO
  • Category 3 (petfood) solutions
  • Douane Entrepot
  • KCB
  • VVE Entrepot
  • RTO
  • EG-521
Warehousing Services
  • Frozen and chilled storage (Bonded, RTO, Non-EU, Reefer plugs)
  • Cross-docking
  • Import, export, transport
  • Customs documentation
  • VAS (SSCC, switching carriers, labeling, etc.)
  • RF scanning
  • Traceability
  • 24/7 online access to stock information 
  • Category 3 solutions (pet food)
Border Control Post Services
  • Inspections of products for human consumption and pet-food
  • Chilled, frozen or dry goods (incl. gas check)
  • Products of animal origin
  • Phyto Sanitary goods
  • HRL (high risk food products) – tea, herbs, rice products, nut products, berries, vegetable oils
Key Highlights
  • Excellent location in the Port of Rotterdam near major terminals
  • System using natural refrigerants at highest energy efficiency standards
  • Border Control Post approved by the European Commission
  • Flexible for development of VAS – blast freezing, packaging, etc.

Contact person

Hidde Turkstra
Operations Manager

Milko Bont
Border Control Post Manager