Antwerp is the second largest port in Europe.
Cargill has partnered with Belgian logistics provider Zuidnatie to build a new logistics platform in the port of Antwerp.
Set to open in August 2018, it will offer transshipment facilities and storage for up to 300,000 metric tons of barley and malt, allowing Cargill to provide its global malt customers with centralised services and increased overseas connectivity in one location.
Activities such as loading, handling, packaging, storage of both barley and malt, and containerisation will all take place at the new platform in Antwerp.
Adding to Cargill’s 18 malting facilities across Europe, it will allow the company to offer stronger end-to-end expertise – from sourcing the barley to shipping malt.
“We are very enthusiastic about this potential and believe we could reach a 30% increase in our water transport to our European plants,” says Sabine Sagaert, global managing director for malt for Cargill. “This strategic investment reinforces our commitment to deliver sustainable solutions across the whole value chain.”
Unlike traditional logistics platforms, the Cargill-Zuidnatie project is designed purposely for malt and barley. It uses the most recent conveying, loading and unloading technologies to create a distinctive value for its customers. It also enables Cargill to secure the highest quality product available and to comply with a broad range of customer requirements and meet the highest food safety standards.
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