• Press Release
  • February 7, 2019
  • Antwerp, Belgium

Arcadis is contributing to the further development of the port of Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium - DP World Antwerp called on the international design and consultancy firm Arcadis to manage the capacity increase and modernisation of the ‘Antwerp Gateway’ container terminal at the Gateway Quay on the left bank.

DP World Containerterminal

The capacity of the terminal will increase from its current 2.5 million containers to 3.4 million units by 2023.

The leading container transfer company DP World is investing 197 million in increasing the capacity of the terminal from its current 2.5 million containers to 3.4 million units by 2023. This reinforces Antwerp's position as the second container port in Europe, after Rotterdam.

In order to achieve the capacity increase, the conventional container terminal will be converted into an automated yard with automatic stacker cranes and four additional quay cranes to optimize the space currently available. Arcadis will supervise the complete transformation of the terminal.

Jef Lambregts, Technical Manager at DP World Antwerp: “Arcadis has a great deal of expertise and experience in the fields of hydraulic engineering, ports and waterways, and also has all the required specialists in the area of environment, infrastructure and buildings under one roof. The makes Arcadis the most suitable partner for completing this expansion as smoothly as possible.

This expansion is an important step in the further development of the port of Antwerp,” adds Carl Verelst, Commercial Director of Arcadis Belgium. “Our colleagues in the various departments, both from Belgium and the Netherlands, are looking forward to completing this impressive project together with DP World.” 

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