EuroFruitPorts new coldstore warehouse operational in the Port of Antwerp

Publication date: 
18 Apr 2013

EuroFruitPorts, the recently opened multi purpose refrigerated fruit terminal in the Port of Antwerp has announced its cold store facilities have been completed as scheduled and went live last week.

Construction of the site began in September 2012, with the first vessel arriving on site in January.  The 38.700 sqm terminal now has a cold store warehouse of 13.600 sqm fully operational. 

Peter Tops, EuroFruitPorts’ General Manager is pleased to announce the news:  “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.” 

For the Port of Antwerp, the addition of this new cold storage capacity further strengthens its position as main fruit & perishables port in Europe. “Investments like these new cold store facilities underline undeniably the excellent position Antwerp has as the main fruit port in Europe. Goods are not only stored here, a whole range of value added activities will make a choice for Antwerp worthwhile. Our Fruit & Perishables campaign, that was started up last year, aims to attract more reefer traffics to the port of Antwerp. Investments like this new terminal will help us succeed in this ambition”, says Wim Dillen, business development manager at the Antwerp Port Authority.

EuroFruitPorts

 Joint-venture between Euroports and Compagnie Fruitière
 Located at the premises of Euroports Terminals Leftbank (Quay 1207)
 Full site dimensions: 38.700 sqm
 Cold store  13.600 sqm
 Dry warehouses of  8.100 sqm each
 Container hub & repair site: 17.500 sqm with 500 reefer plugs

For further information: please contact Mr. Peter Tops  -  M: +32 497 52 96 39 - peter.tops@eurofruitports.com

Port of Antwerp – Fruit & Perishables

 Campaign Fruit & Perishables since 2012 to attract extra reefer traffics
 Main fruit port of Europe
 State of the art operations and IT support to cool logistics supply chains
 Central location & excellent hinterland transport connections: gateway to European consumer markets

For further information: please contact:   Mr. Wim Dillen, business development manager Antwerp Port Authority – M +0032 475 45 21 54; E – wim.dillen@portofantwerp.com