The coastal port is a fast growing container port. The Zeebrugge container traffic registered in 2009 a growth of 17.5 % to 25 million tons in comparison to 2008. This is the result of the expanding deepsea traffic with the Middle and Far East. Zeebrugge offers today no less than 14 weekly liner services to these markets.
The geographical location at the coast and the substantial water depth are major trump cards in this context.
In order to reinforce our position of container hub in the north of Europe, it is of vital importance to step up the container capacity in the port.
In this respect a third state-of-the-art deepsea container terminal will become operational in the fall of 2010. It is about the new terminal of Singaporean PSA at the north of the Albert II dock or the Zeebrugge International Port (ZIP). In a first stage ZIP will be operational with four cranes over a quay length of 700 meters. In its initial phase the terminal will have a capacity of 500,000 teu.
PSA already exploits the CHZ terminal on the western peninsula in the outer port.