Port operator Euroports is set to invest 10 million euro at quay 850, in the port of Ghent. The investment includes a new, state-of-the-art warehouse, with a capacity of 85.000 tons, and value-added service equipment. Construction is scheduled to start this summer and the new facilities will be commissioned at the end of this year.
‘Ghent is key in our European network of bulk terminals. In 2015, we invested in strengthening our crane capacity in Ghent. This investment is the next step in offering strong supply chain solutions to our customers. We will be able to store extra volumes of dry bulk and offer additional flexibility in the handling of existing flows via a strong value added service offering. The unique location of the port of Ghent offers advantageous hinterland connectivity and supply chain cost savings to our clients. New business opportunities have led to the decision to increase the storage capacity and this investment will help us to achieve our growth targets in the bulk sector. ’ says Rudi Hanot, Business Transformation Director at Euroports.
At quay 850 in Ghent, Euroports handles fertilizers and minerals. In addition to the wide range of operational services, Euroports Ghent will offer value-added services which include screening and bagging. Over the years, Euroports has become an industry leader in the handling and logistics of minerals and fertilizers.