At the ‘Summit of Bruges’ of 17 May Port of Zeebrugge announced the investment by the Shanghai Lingang Economic Development Group in the Maritime Logistic Zone to establish a service and distribution park. Under the name ‘One park, two centers China/Europe’ Lingang signed an agreement of 85.3 million euros to establish a 30 ha logistic park. The objective is to settle down Chinese, and international logistic players for transportation of components, reefer loads, e-commerce etc, between China and Western Europe.
With COSCO Shipping Ports’ acquisition of APM Terminals, the Chinese interest for this port zone increased. For this project Lingang will cooperate with the Chinese container operator.
The Maritime Logistic Zone already accommodates the Antwerp based coffee trader Efico and transport company NDQ.