DP World has continued to invest in the Liège container terminal of Trilogiport in an on-going project that is part of a local government plan…
The aim is to develop the container terminal at Trilogiport into a key logistics hub – DP World has taken over all shares owned by Euroports as part of its investment.
Liège Port will also make an investment for the construction of the platform and a bridge which will link the site directly to the motorway.
Louis Bertrand, director-general of the Liège Port Authority has said that DP World backs the plan to connect Antwerp and Rotterdam to Germany and France.
Joost Uwents CEO WDP said: “By investing in logistics parks with water access, we avoid the need for extra transportation and offer our clients the possibility to fully use the multi modal opportunities that exist in Liège.”
CEO of DP World in Antwerp Rob Harrison said: “There are also environmental benefits in using the Canal, taking lorries off the road and reducing carbon emissions.”
The project, set to be completed in 2015, is expected to create more than 1,000 associated jobs in the long term.