Uniport Multipurpose Terminals, a Kuehne & Nagel subsidiary, has increased its capacity sixfold with the opening of a new terminal in Rotterdam. Uniport has moved from its old complex at Merwehaven to a 200,000-square-metre site at Waalhaven, in the port area nearest the city centre. The new complex, opened this week, brings the firm's capacity to 350,000 teus (20 ft equivalent units) annually. Wouter Boer, managing director of Kuehne & Nagel, said the move enabled the company to handle up to 10 per cent of total containers at Rotterdam harbour. Rotterdam - the fourth busiest container port in the world - handled 4.78 million teus last year. Mr Boer said Uniport's former complex, which it had operated since 1985, had reached capacity after three years. Uniport will offer direct connections for trucks, goods wagons, feeder and inland vessels. Up to five vessels can be berthed along its 800-metre-long, 13-metre-deep quay. Cargo handling is carried out by four container bridges with a 45 m reach, five container cranes, two reach-stackers each with a 42-tonne capacity and a 16-tonne forklift, 12 terminal container trucks and 12 chassis. The company said a container freight station was under construction, and would have a 1,800 sq m working area when it opened in November. Mr Boer said the company was targeting medium-sized north-south shipping firms.