06 Jan 2022

Contargo will operate the container terminal in Valenciennes for 15 years

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Photo: Syndicat Mixte Docks Seine Nord Europe Escaut

Contargo North France has won a Europe-wide call for tender and will continue to operate the container terminal Ports de l'Escaut at the quayside of Bruay-sur-l'Escaut/Saint-Saulve near Valenciennes. The newly-signed agreement came into force on 1 January 2022, and lasts for fifteen years.

The container terminal Escaut Valenciennes Conteneurs Terminal (EVCT), which went into operation in 2015, is growing continually. It was extended in 2017 and again in 2021, so that today it has an annual handling capacity of 140,000 TEU.

With the extension of the agreement, Contargo commits itself to the ongoing development of the container terminal and its multimodal transport activities. The terminal benefits from the growth of road/barge combined transport, and an offer of combined rail transport is planned. In the short term various investments are planned in handling equipment, including a new reach stacker and a second portal crane.

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