Van Moer awarded Port of Brussels extension concession of container terminal

The board of directors of the Port of Brussels has awarded the concession for the expansion and operation of the container terminal to Van Moer Logistics for a period of 20 years. Through this concession, the existing container terminal will triple in capacity from 16,700m² to 60,000m².

In addition to the terminal activities, the logistics player also envisages an additional warehouse of 15,000 m².

After completion of the works, Van Moer Logistics will have a total logistics zone of 100,000 m² at the Port of Brussels, where the terminal and warehouses are directly connected.

The concession is ambitious in all areas, said the company. Firstly, through the development of container traffic, focusing on the further implementation of modal shift; and secondly, via the development of sustainable urban logistics solutions with high added value for the Brussels Capital Region. All these factors support the transition to sustainable transport modes, it added.

Van Moer Logistics said it will achieve these ambitions through economic and environmental investments of €23.5 million.

The expansion of the container terminal in Brussels is part of the intermodal strategy of Van Moer Logistics, which is fully committed to inland shipping and has acquired and developed several terminals and quays since 2011, according to the organisation.

Jo Van Moer, founder and CEO of Van Moer Logistics, said: “The extension of this concession will allow us to significantly improve the service we provide to our customers and achieve our ambitions in urban distribution through the Port of Brussels, which represents an important step in our intermodal strategy.”