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Tesla will collaborate with ICO at the Port of Zeebrugge

By observing the increasing number of Tesla job opportunities at the Port of Zeebrugge, trade journal Flows speculates that the American electric car innovator will increase its presence in Flanders. Joachim Coens, managing director of the port, confirms that Tesla is interested. The new jobs would be created by car handler International Car Operators (ICO).

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Increasing investment in electric cars

According to Flows, numerous Tesla-related jobs in Zeebrugge are appearing on job sites. Striking, because Tesla is not yet present in the Flanders-based port.

Marc Adriansens, managing director of ICO, confirms: "We have concluded a contract for the handling of electric vehicles with a brand that does not want to be mentioned yet. We are investing in 300 charging points and expanding the Vehicle Processing Center by 4,000 m² to inspect more vehicles and install accessories.”

The Port of Zeebrugge, gateway to the European car market

The port of Zeebrugge is a logical choice. As the largest car handler in the world and a specialized hub for car transport, it has a lot to offer to Tesla. Currently, Tesla trucks are already rolling ashore. In terms of distribution, there is still plenty of room to grow. The cars would be imported directly from the United States.

Joachim Coens explains this interest: "The European market is picking up speed and several countries want to ban fossil fuel cars. For example, Norway no longer wants fuel-driven cars after 2025, which leads to increased demand for electric cars on the European market.”

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Reported by
Krant van West-Vlaanderen
17 December 2018

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