P&O Ferrymasters Builds Warehouse at Genk in Belgium
P&O Ferrymasters has entered into an agreement with Belgium-based Genk Green Logistics to build a 10,000 square metre state-of-the-art warehouse near the Port of Genk in Belgium, further enhancing its pan-European rail, road and warehousing network at a critical time for international trade and economic recovery. The new facilities, strategically located near the port which is in the heart of Flanders’ industrial belt, is equipped with world-leading Warehouse Management Systems and will enable customers to increase efficiency, have better visibility of their goods and expand storage capacity in their end-to-end supply chains.
The warehouse is ideally positioned to accommodate the import and export of goods requiring storage for international deep-sea routes and to the United Kingdom via both the English Channel and North Sea. The site's outstanding multimodal transport links, including access to the Albert Canal and direct barging to P&O Ferrymasters' parent company DP World's terminal at Antwerp will facilitate existing customers' export of high-value industrial products to consumers throughout Europe and via onward connections to Russia, China and the United States.
As part of the global DP World and P&O Ferrymasters commitment to sustainability, the warehouse will be constructed on a carbon neutral site and designed to meet the 'excellent rating' of BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).