The handling of various bulk and liquid cargoes is carried out by
a range of companies within the SEA-invest Group, one of the
largest independent stevedoring companies in Western Europe.
SEA-invest, a Belgian, privately owned company, owns a range
of bulk terminals in Belgium and France.
GHENT COALTERMINAL (GCT)
Ghent Coal Terminal specializes in the handling, storage and
processing of approximately 4mt (million metric tonnes) of solid
fuels such as coal, petcoke and biomass.
As well as handling and storage of solid fuels, the terminal
also carries out dry and wet screening, washing, drying, crushing
and blending of all solid fuels. Drying of solid fuels is carried out
through a mechanical drying installation or naturally in a 5,000m2
COMPAGNIE BELGE DE MANUTENTION (CBM)
Compagnie Belge de Manutention
(CBM) handles and stores bulk
commodities such as solid fuels,
minerals, scrap at various quays in
the port of Ghent.
As many of these commodities
need to be stored moisture free,
CBM operates a total of 130,000m3
of metallic silos in addition to
60,000m2 of warehouses.
Operates screening and crushing
installations for calcined petcoke
and a cement terminal.
ANTWERP BULKTERMINAL (ABT)
ABT operates four terminals in
Antwerp all specializing in the
handling of dry bulk commodities.
ABT’s terminal at Delwaidedock
is the largest terminal for the
handling of solid fuels and iron ore,
capable of discharging at a rate of 70,000 metric tonnes per 24
hours. The latest development is the terminal at the 6th
Harbourdock where it has built several warehouses and a tank
farm for the handling of minerals. New covered storage at the
Leopolddock is under construction.
ABT has become a diversified stevedoring company, capable
of handling every type of bulk cargo in optimal conditions. The
company is also investing in packing and storage of packed
cargoes, which are linked to existing and new bulk traffic.
SEA-invest also operates its own railway company, named
SEA-rail. This is a joint venture with the Belgian Railroad
(SNCB). It operates more than 350 bulk wagons of different
types between its terminals and end-users.
In France, the group operates in many ports and handles a wide
variety of bulk commodities.
SEA-invest operates four terminals in Dunkirk and handles a
wide range of bulk products.
The Western Bulk Terminal handles and stores steam coal,
iron ore, petcoke, manganese and other raw materials for steel
industry. It offers a storage capacity of 2mt (million tonnes) (50%
iron ore 50% coal) and an average discharging rate of 30 tonnes
per 24 hours for coal or 40 tonnes per 24 hours for iron ore.
SEA-invest operates three other terminals on the east side of
the port where various products such as ferro alloys, scraps, slag,
salt and clinker are handled and stored. Through Grande Synthe
terminal, Freycinet 11 terminal and Multivracs terminal, SEAinvest
offers a 300,000 metric tonne storage capacity. The multibulk terminal quay length will be doubled in 2011 to
provide a 500m of length and a storage capacity of 200,000
Commodities handled at the terminal are coal, fertilizers, slags,
pellets, rapeseed. SEA-invest Rouen provides a 450,000 metric
tonne storage capacity for coal. The company operates several
warehouses (30,000m² in total) especially designed for handling
bulk cargoes. The terminal also provides its clients with a shed
of 10ha especially designed for coal crushing and sieving
installation, a bulk blending installation for fertilizers and a big
bag bagging installation for fertilizers
SEA-INVEST MONTOIRCoal terminal
Montoir coal terminal handles 2mt per year of steam coal with a
storage capacity of 800,000 tonnes.
Multivracs (multi-bulk) Terminal
This terminal handles 1.2mt of coal, agri-bulk, food-stuff for
animals, cement, fertilizers. SEA-invest provides several
warehouses with a global storage capacity of 250,000 tonnes and
200,000 tonnes of outdoor storage.
SEA-invest Bordeaux is a diversified stevedoring company,
capable of handling every type of bulk cargoes. It handles coal,
agri-bulk, cement, fertilizers. With its 85,000m² of warehouses
and packing equipments, SEA-invest Bordeaux handles 2.5mt per
SEA-invest handles 1mt per year of fertilizer, agri-bulk, wood
pulp and coal with a storage capacity of 300,000 tonnes. The
company is able to provide bagging capacities for fertilizers.
From November 2010 on, warehouses dedicated to fertilizers
will be directly connected to quays with a system of conveyor
SEA-invest Caronte is a diversified stevedoring company handling
fertilizers, scraps, agri-bulk, ores. It handles 1mt per year and has
several storage capacities: 10,000m2
16,000m² platform. Its position gives an ideal connection with
the Rhone for barges up to 3,000m3.
CARFOS — ORE TERMINAL FOS SUR MER
Carfos handles 3mt per year of steam coal, petcoke, bauxite,
With 55ha mostly dedicated to storage areas with 22ha
linked with conveyor belts and stackers Carfos delivers 1mt of