Antwerp, 8 September 2020

MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and DP World Antwerp joined forces to cooperatively use DP World's rail infrastructure at the Deurganckdock in the Waasland Port.

While the east side of MPET terminal has no own rail infrastructure, the adjacent DP World terminal does have a direct rail connection. In order to enable rail transport directly to and from the east side of MPET, a new container transfer zone has been created at MPET where import and export containers for rail transport can be exchanged

This agreement determines a remarkable progress with regards to mobility and sustainability in the port of Antwerp. The initiative is in line with the port's ambition to increase container transport by rail: from the current 8% to 15% by 2030. Both terminals aim to increase the frequency of existing rail products and develop new connections with the hinterland.