15 Jun Euroports expands its bulk warehousing capacity in Ghent, Belgium
June 15, 2018 – Ghent, Belgium: As it continues to grow and invest, Euroports has recently opened a new fertilizers and minerals warehousing facility as the centerpiece of its 10 million euro investment program at terminal T850 in North Sea Port, port area Ghent (Belgium).
Euroports and North Sea Port representatives today officially opened the new warehousing facility. During the inauguration ceremony, Jan Lagasse (Co-CEO North Sea Port), Mathias De Clercq (Alderman of the Port, Economy and Entrepreneurship) and Geert Gekiere (Managing Director Euroports Belgium NV), delivered speeches to celebrate this new milestone.
This innovative investment is Euroports’ response to an increasing customer demand, and includes a new, state-of-the-art bulk warehouse with a storage capacity of more than 120,000 tonnes.
“The footprint has been doubled to approximately 20,000 m² of concrete floors and consists of 6 adjacent warehousing boxes,” says Terminal Manager Peter Van den Broeck. “The warehouses are supported by a significant investment in additional new equipment: a 100 tonnes, 20 m³ grab mobile harbor crane and a second all-purpose equilibrium crane of 25 tonnes with 15 m³ grab, allowing for a higher loading/unloading rate.”
Euroports Terminals Ghent, T850, is one of the biggest bulk terminals in the Euroports network, handling around 2 million tonnes of bulk, mainly fertilizers and minerals. The quay at terminal T850 is 550 meters long with a fresh water draft of 12,0 meters, which allows for vessels of various capacities, Panamax like, to come in.
Euroports has two main terminals in Ghent, T280 and the newly rebuilt T850. Customers know they can rely on Euroports Terminals Ghent for its quality, knowledge and service to screen the most complex and difficult product. Over the years, Euroports Terminals Ghent has built up extensive experience, knowhow, and expertise, and is today a well-known quality player in fertilizer screening. This expertise was also acknowledged several times with the International Bulk Journal Award for Best Specialist Dry Bulk Terminal.
The unique location of the Port of Ghent with its strong hinterland connection to the Benelux and Northern France is a strong asset as it enables customers to lower their supply chain cost.
With this investment, Euroports continues to prove its dedication to offering strong supply chain solutions to its customers not just in fertilizer and minerals industry, but also in other industries the company serves: pulp and paper, metals and steel, specialized cargo, sugar, fruit, coil, fossil fuels and more.
For more information:
Geert Gekiere, Managing Director Euroports Belgium
Tel: +32 495 68 22 22