The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Europe Container Terminals (ECT), and Dutch-based logistics firm Kloosterboer have revealed plans of a new intermodal hub for the transhipment and storage of refrigerated and frozen products in Rotterdam. Rotterdam Cool Port will be built at Prins Willem Alexanderhaven on part of the current ECT City Terminal. Construction could begin as early as September next year, with the facility operational in late 2014. The new facility will focus on the transhipment and storage of temperature-controlled cargo such as fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. At the existing ECT City Terminal, a cold and frozen storage facility and a cross-docking facility for rapid and efficient transit operations will be built and integrated into the existing transhipment process.