Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions has signed a concession agreement with the Port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 hectares of land in the inner port. With this concession, in place until 2043, the company will nearly double its terminal footprint. WW Solutions will invest about USD 20 million during the next two to three years.
On site: Zeebrugge
“The agreement marks the next step in WW Solutions’s long-term commitment to the Port of Zeebrugge, the largest RoRo port in the world, and positions the company for continued growth and expansion across Northern Europe,” says Ray Fitzgerald of WW Solutions.
Expansion to facilitate exciting future
Since beginning its relationship with the Port of Zeebrugge in 1999, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has expanded its operations at the port to include vehicle processing, technical services for heavy equipment, and yard management services.
WW Solutions has been seeking expansion opportunities within the port, and this concession allows the company to attract new business with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other third parties.
“Both WW Solutions and the Port of Zeebrugge have experienced significant growth together over the last two decades, and this expansion paves the way for an exciting future,” says Hendrik Sohier, terminal manager, Zeebrugge.
Specialized service and storage facilities
The Port of Zeebrugge, which handled 2.8 million units of cargo in 2017, serves as an important hub for WW Solutions with an established network of deep-sea, short-sea and inland transportation connections.
To keep up with the growing volumes, WW Solutions has developed specialized service and storage facilities for cars, trucks and heavy equipment.
“The new concession agreement marks a great moment for both the Port of Zeebrugge and Wallenius Wilhelmsen, who have been loyal partners these past decades. As a port authority, we are very thankful that WW Solutions has chosen Zeebrugge for the expansion, and look forward to working together to make this terminal a success,” says Joachim Coens, CEO Port of Zeebrugge.