The Antwerp Port Authority has acquired the former General Motors plant inside the port area.
The Belgian port plans to develop the 96-hectare site to attract manufacturers of industrial and petro-chemical products to the port complex.
“Such sites are invaluable because they make it possible to attract new industry and generate additional employment. In this particular case, Antwerp Port Authority will focus on integrated development, as the size of the site and its location present a rare opportunity,” the port authority said in a statement Tuesday.
The site is located on the right bank of the Scheldt River and has direct links to roads, rail and inland waterways leading to Europe’s hinterland.
Other projects underway at the port include the construction of the Deurganck dock lock, further expansion of the port area on the left bank, development of new logistics parks at Waasland and Schijns logistics parks, and participation in hinterland hubs.