BELGIUM: A six-month expansion and modernisation project has been launched to enable the Euro Terminal Genk freight facility to accommodate increases in intermodal traffic, in particular between the North Sea ports and southern and southeast Europe.
The terminal in the north of Genk reached its current capacity of 35 000 UTI/year in 2010. Expansion from 25 000 m² to 52 000 m², increasing the number of loading sidings from two to four and lengthening tracks to 650 m will increase capacity to 60 000 UTI per year.
The €3·35m project is being supported by the European Fund for Regional Development and the Flemish government's Hermes fund.
A planned second phase would see the investment in terminal management and security systems.