EuroFruitPorts, the refrigerated fruit terminal that recently opened in Belgium’s Port of Antwerp, has opened its cold storage facilities.
The 38,700 square meter (about 416,563 square foot) terminal now has a cold storage warehouse of approximately 146,389 square feet. Construction of the site began in September 2012, with the first vessel arriving on site in January 2013.
“After starting up operations at the beginning of the year, we are now able to offer full cold chain logistics to our clients, combining our brand new handling and cold storage facilities with value-added services like sorting and reconditioning, quality control and full traceability,” said Peter Tops, EuroFruitPorts’ general manager, in a written statement.
“Our Fruit & Perishables campaign, that was started up last year, aims to attract more reefer traffics to the Port of Antwerp,” added Wim Dillen, business development manager at the Antwerp Port Authority. “Investments like this new terminal will help us succeed in this ambition.”