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Ferrymasters goes for it in Genk

[ June 10, 2021   //   ]

P&O Ferrymasters has entered into an agreement with Genk Green Logistics to build a 10,000sq m warehouse near the Port of Genk.

The company says it is ideally positioned for the import and export of goods requiring storage for international deep-sea routes and to the UK via the English Channel or North Sea. The site has access to the Albert Canal and direct barging to P&O Ferrymasters’ parent company DP World’s terminal at Antwerp with onward connections to Russia, China and the US.  

The new facility is equipped with warehouse management systems to increase efficiency and visibility.It will be constructed on a carbon neutral site and designed to meet the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). ‘excellent’ rating.

P&O Ferrymasters’ contract logistics director, Mark Mulder, said: “This new warehouse capacity at Genk is a vital addition to our port-centric logistics strategy and growing pan-European intermodal network. Specifically tailored to meet the evolving requirements of customers, the facility will provide the greater operational flexibility and capacity required to reinforce resilience in crucial, time-sensitive supply chains.” 

“P&O Ferrymasters’ ongoing development in Genk presents an ideal opportunity for prospective customers which need fast and reliable links to their markets.International trade is changing fast as we emerge from the pandemic and port-centric logistics will benefit the large number of businesses looking to reconfigure their supply chains.”

The next printed issue of FBJ – FBJ 5 2021 – will include a report on Benelux.