Bertschi acquired the site at the Zomerweg rail terminal last summer, where the company started construction of a plastics hub enabling the first containers to pass through early this year. These containers serve as storage units for the products at the terminal and are then distributed across Europe via an intermodal network.
An added benefit of this hub is an expansion of the services Bertschi can offer, including transshipment, storage and polymer distribution. In addition to a storage space for containers with a capacity of 20,000 tons, investments were made in two platforms for unloading the 20-foot and 40-foot sea containers into 30-foot land containers.
Hans-Jörg Bertschi, CEO and chairman of the Bertschi group: "By bringing sea containers with plastics to the Port of Antwerp, transferring them and storing them in land containers in order to transport them to their final destinations, we can offer our customers an all-in-one solution."