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Europa Terminal modernization work begins

Antwerp improvement kicks off

by Port News Editorial Staff

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

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