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New crane to lift DFDS business in Ghent

[ July 8, 2022   //   ]

DFDS is investing in a new Kuenz rail-mounted gantry crane in the port of Ghent, Belgium. It will increase capacity and enable cost-effectiveness and will be powered by renewable energy from, among other things, DFDS’s solar panels, taking the company one step closer to its CO2-neutrality target.

Terminal director, Raf De Wit, said: “This is a really exciting investment for DFDS and will allow us to increase the amount of intermodal cargo we can handle. As such, we will be able to offer a safer and more productive solution for our customers.

“By continuing to invest in infrastructure and resources in Ghent we believe we can further strengthen our position and offer an even better service to our customers.”

Kuenz will deliver the crane by in early 2023 and, once up and running, DFDS expects to be able to handle 420 moves per day.

DFDS recently added an fourth rail track at its terminal in Ghent.