Antwerp - To cope with further growth until 2030 and also to attract international investment in the future, the Port of Antwerp wants to acquire an additional capacity of 7 million container per year.
The port is considering the best location for this additional handling capacity. “Wide-ranging studies and intensive consultation have been carried out over the past few years in order to determine the impact of possible components and the degree of support among stakeholders,” said Freddy Aerts, chairman of the Flemish government’s ECA Complex Project Task Force. “This has enabled us to develop the plans in greater detail and to comply with the principles of complex projects, namely open communication, transparency, participation, customisation and solutions-oriented collaboration”.
Based on these studies, the choice will be a combination of expansion and “inspansion”, the repurposing of existing sites.