Cargill and Zuidnatie build a new European logistics platform in Antwerp, Belgium
Centralized transshipment services benefit malt customers globally
Antwerp - March 30, 2017 - Cargill’s malt business announced today a partnership with Zuidnatie, a Belgian logistics service provider, to build a new logistics platform in the port of Antwerp. Set to open in August 2018, it will offer transshipment facilities and storage for up to 300,000 metric tons (MT) of barley and malt.
This new facility will allow Cargill to provide its global malt customers centralized services and increased overseas connectivity in one location. The facility will complement its existing European production footprint. Activities such as loading, handling, packaging, storage of both barley and malt, and containerization will all happen at this new platform in Antwerp. This allows Cargill to offer its customers even stronger end-to-end expertise, from sourcing barley to shipping quality malt to customers locally and worldwide.
Connected globally, sustainably
Cargill’s malt business has a global footprint with 18 malting facilities (five in Europe) that connect all of the main barley growing regions of the world. This logistics platform will lift the export capabilities out of Europe to the next level, ensuring a strong supply of high quality malt from all our European origins – to local and global customers – and also to the growing emerging markets.
The strategic location at the port of Antwerp and its connectivity with inland waterways will also favour more sustainable barge transport over truck transport. “We are very enthusiastic about this potential and believe we could reach a 30 percent increase of our water transport to our European plants,” says Sabine Sagaert, Global Managing Director Malt at Cargill.
“This strategic investment reinforces our commitment to deliver sustainable solutions across the whole value chain,” Sabine Sagaert added.
Made for malt
Unlike traditional logistics platforms, the Cargill-Zuidnatie project is designed purposely for malt and barley. It uses the most recent conveying and loading and unloading technologies to create a distinctive value for its customers. It also enables Cargill to secure the highest quality product available and to comply with a broad range of customer requirements and meet the highest food safety standards.
Zuidnatie will build the state-of-the-art facility in the port of Antwerp following Cargill’s strict safety, operational and quality standards.
Cargill: Sacha Bongard, Corporate Affairs, +32 (0)15 458 725 [email protected]
Zuidnatie: Stéphanie Feys, +32 (0)32059701, [email protected]
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Cargill ranks among the leading malt producers in the world. Its global network includes 18 malting facilities strategically located in areas suitable for the cultivation of barley in 10 countries and a sales team active at global level. In Europe, Cargill has malting facilities in Herent, Salzgitter, Strasbourg, Swalmen and Villaverde. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.
Zuidnatie offers multipurpose container and tailormade logistic services in the port of Antwerp. The company was established in 1870 and is still family owned.
With a strong and dedicated team, state of the art infrastructure and use of innovative and high-tech equipment, Zuidnatie guarantees high-quality services in an excellent and safe environment, following certification such as ISPS, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, BIRB & AEO. For more information please visit www.zuidnatie.be.