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Bertschi (CH) sets up European plastics hub at the Port of Antwerp

Swiss logistics company Bertschi selected the Port of Antwerp as the location for its new European plastics hub. The compound will be a 25,000-m² expansion of their current site and is located at the Antwerp Zomerweg Terminal (AZT).

Swiss company Bertschi builds its new 25,000 m² European hub at the Port of Antwerp due to its strategic location

Port site expansion

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.

Transshipment, storage and distribution

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."

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2 July 2018

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