11 Sep Euroports invests heavily in dry bulk terminal TA168
Investing in our terminals and guaranteeing our clients maximum capacity are one of our top priorities at Euroports. Due to this fact, we have invested heavily in the TA168 dry bulk terminal at the third dock in Antwerp. With additional boxes, a new Gottwald crane, conveyor belts, a new bulk warehouse, and many more to come.
The storage capacity of our terminal has been increased by 105,000 tons. The warehouse on TA168 has been expanded with seven new boxes, each capable of storing between 12,000 and 20,000 tons of bulk goods such as fertilizers and minerals.
In addition, we have commissioned a new Gottwald crane, type 7. The newest and largest type in its class, the mastodon can lift 100 tons, has a grab of 24m3, and reaches up to 54 meters. This allows a direct transfer between Panamax vessels and barges with an unloading capacity of more than 5,000 tons per shift. Cross-docking enables us to work efficiently and reduce logistics costs for the customer.
In July 2019, we already opened a new bulk warehouse (+100kT capacity) and reached the maximum capacity there. Besides that, we have ordered conveyor belts, which are telescopic. These have a range of up to 36 meters far and 15 meters high. They can process more than 1,000 tons per hour.