The Port of Antwerp is becoming the logistics hub for barley and malt, some of the basic ingredients for the production of beer. This new facility allows Cargill to provide its global customers with centralized services and increased overseas connectivity from one location. “With this new logistics platform, we will take our exports to countries outside of Europe to the next level,” comments Sabine Sagaert, Global Managing Director Malt at Cargill.
The strategic location at the Port of Antwerp and its connectivity with inland waterways will also favor more sustainable barge transport. “We are very enthusiastic about this potential and believe we could achieve a 30 percent increase in water transport among our European plants,” says Sabine Sagaert.
Made for malt
Unlike traditional logistics facilities, this project is specifically designed for malt and barley and incorporates the most recent transport technologies. It also enables Cargill to comply with a broad range of customer requirements and meet the strictest food safety standards.