Antwerp Railhouse shipping facility set to begin operations

Belgian shipping company Conti 7 has completed the equipping of its first warehouse for steel at the port of Antwerp, and expects to have the second one completed in mid-March.

Together with its partners, logistics companies Van Dyck and Zuednatie, Conti 7 has established a new company named Antwerp Railhouse, for break bulk and steel. The first warehouse in Antwerp is dedicated to handling plate with a magnet, mainly on behalf of one customer. Warehouse number 2 will have a Container Freight Station (CFS), a facility in which shipments for less-than-container load shipping are bundled or separated.

Meanwhile, Conti 7’s head of projects, Peter Larose, confirms to Kallanish that the company intends to expand the warehouse in Colombia that it opened in August.  According to Larose, it has a handling capacity of up to 220,000 tonnes/year, and is meant to be expanded with a 5000m² open air storage area.

The company also has ambitions to gain a foothold in Ukraine and planning for this move is in progress, it confirms.