Work has begun on modernizing Antwerp’s Europa Terminal, an infrastructure operated by the PSA Antwerp terminal group.
The Port of Antwerp-Bruges and the Singapore operator are going to invest 330 million dollars over the next nine years to enable Belgium’s largest port to increase its capacity.
Basically, a new 1,200m long quay will be built, offering 16-meter draughts. The contract has been awarded to a group of four contractors: Artes-Roegiers, Artes-Depret, Herbosch-Kiere and Boskalis.
According to the General Manager of of PSA Antwerp, Jurgen De Wachter, the modernization of the Europa Terminal “will future-proof our operations and service levels, by reducing our carbon footprint by more than half, and improve the safety of our people.”
The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge officially started working as a single entity in April, becoming the largest export port in Europe and the largest car port on the Continent.
Translation by Giles Foster