Ziegler opens new base in Zeebrugge for UK & Ireland-bound freight

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Ziegler Group has officially opened a new facility at the Port of Zeebrugge that will serve as a base for ro/ro freight to Ireland and unaccompanied freight to Great Britain.

Ziegler opens new base in Zeebrugge for UK & Ireland-bound freight
Photo: Ziegler Group press materials

Explaining its decision to choose Zeebrugge, Ziegler said the port was one of only a few that can easily receive the largest container ships thanks to its deep water and advanced terminal facilities.

“With a range of deep-sea and short-sea distribution options, and a network of intermodal services to reach markets and distribution facilities in the port area, the site is a logistics hub that meets the requirements of a very diverse customer base. Since the merger of the port of Antwerp and Zeebrugge, the port has entered a new phase of development, investment, and growth,” says Ziegler.

The new 9,855-square-metre facility boasts 3,500 m² of warehouse space in four buildings that are equipped with 8 gates.

The branch will operate as a base for ro/ro freight to Ireland and unaccompanied freight to Great Britain.

As far as sustainability is concerned, the site is equipped with 511 photovoltaic panels on the roof of three of the warehouses, which is said to be enough to produce 90,000 KW per year.

The building is also equipped with a rainwater storage tank with a capacity of 10,000 litres. Both the offices and warehouses have sustainable LED lighting. In addition to this, there are ten electric car-charging stations.

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