RoRo capacity of Antwerp Euroterminal to rise by 25%
The Port of Antwerp’s Euroterminal (AET) will expand its RoRo capacity by one quarter. A six floor car-park and multi-purpose terminal are bringing 148,000 square metres of additional capacity, occupying only 24,000 square metres.
Yves De Larivière, Managing Director Antwerp Euroterminal stated: “AET is the sum of many parts. With volume increases in all of our segments, we need to innovate and anticipate in order to remain competitive.”
This new car park can accommodate 9,000 cars. As such, this terminal will have the largest indoor car park in Belgium. The lower floor can accommodate taller vehicles, while the roof will welcome a solar panel farm to generate 3.8 megawatts of power to charge electric cars.
AET green ambitions are in line with the European Green Deal to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Other sustainability considerations include building in height to increase terminal capacity without additional paving, which is favourable for groundwater management. An off-grid car wash will also use rainwater, water treatment and reuse.
AET is also increasingly switching to alternative fuels and green power, including solar panels, wind power, and charging points. For maritime transport, the Antwerp Port Authority also has plans for onshore power.
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