Multimodal logistics hub to act as gateway to Northern Europe’s largest port
Belgium’s Liege Port Authority has commenced construction on Liege Trilogiport, a new 100-hectare multimodal logistics hub located on the Albert Canal.
The new facility, to be served by river, rail and road, has been designed to act as an extended gateway to Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam and Dunkirk – home to four of Northern Europe’s largest seaports
The Belgian government and the European Union will provide an estimated €45 million toward Trilogiport's infrastructural requirements, while approximately €115 million is expected from the private sector to help finance the project.
Liege Trilogiport will comprise a 15-hectare container boasting a 1,850-metre quay, which will be jointly operated by Dubai-based DP World and Euroports. The terminal will offer transit times of around 14 hours to Antwerp and up to 24 hours to Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port. Plans are also in place to connect Trilogiport's purpose-built rail cargo terminal with the Belgian rail network. A new road bridge will provide access to Liege’s motorway system.
Creating more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, Liege’s logistics hub is scheduled to begin commercial operations in the second half of 2015.