Port of Antwerp-Bruges and PSA Antwerp have launched the renewal of the quay wall and terminal of the Europa Terminal. The works, which will last approximately nine years and will be carried out in three phases, will ensure that the latest generation of container ships can continue to call at Antwerp. The renovation will also result in an efficient and sustainable terminal that contributes to the transition to a climate neutral port. In order to continue to play at the top level of the world ports, the port must be able to offer its customers extra container capacity and a high-performance infrastructure. That is why Port of Antwerp-Bruges and PSA Antwerp are investing in the renewal of the Europa Terminal. This was officially inaugurated in 1990 as the first tidal container terminal in Antwerp. With the renovation, which will cost 335 million euros, Port of Antwerp-Bruges wants to strengthen its competitive position and at the same time take steps towards developing a sustainable port. The draft of ships that can moor at the 1,200 m long quay wall will be increased from 13.5 m to 16 m. Because ships must be able to continue mooring during the extensive works and to keep the operational impact as limited as possible, we are tackling the quay wall in three major phases. In addition, we are creating an additional temporary berth for inland shipping. In this way we guarantee a smooth service to our customers. The works will be spread over approximately 9 years and have been carefully mapped out based on the expected traffic in the coming years. The renewal of the terminal also contributes to the transition to a climate neutral port. For example, electrification and other optimizations will reduce CO2 emissions per container by 50%, and wind turbines will increase the share of renewable energy. The new quay wall will have a new orientation to ensure sufficient distance between passing ships and the terminal, and to protect the nearby Galgenschoor nature reserve. In the final phase, the works will include the construction of an underwater dam to provide additional protection for the nature reserve and to ensure that it does not subside. During the entire process, all parties involved will take the possible measures to minimize nuisance in close consultation with the environment.