Zeebrugge, the seaport of Bruges, is one of the world’s foremost roll-on/roll-off ports, where nearly 40 million tons of goods are transshipped annually. The coastal port is also a container port. A new container service was recently launched from New Zealand and Peru. The offering of both intra-European and intercontinental services is what makes Zeebrugge such an important access port to the European markets.
Zeebrugge also focuses on the transshipment of conventional cargo, liquefied natural gas, cruises and – not in the least – the handling of new cars and “high and heavy” loads. Handling 2.8 million units on an annual basis, the coastal port is one of the main car-handling ports in the world. The coastal port is also developing as a food cluster. As a non-industrial or “clean” port, Zeebrugge is the ideal location for combining perishable food cargoes.
The port also offers almost 20 intra-European ferry services to destinations in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, the Baltic region, Russia and Southern Europe. The extensive range of ferry services and intercontinental container services, together with an inland waterway, railway and road network, make Zeebrugge an ideal location to establish distribution centres. Zeebrugge is therefore more than just a maritime crossroads; the North Sea port has grown into an ultramodern logistics platform completely at the service of the European and intercontinental markets.
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