Duferco Wallonie is developing its activities as a logistics services provider on the Antwerp-Brussels- Charleroi axis. The new containers shuttle between Antwerp and the two inland terminals in Brussels and Garocentre in La Louvière has been launched a year ago.
Duferco has already become the main intermodal operator on this axis.
About 18.000 TEU have been transported by inland waterways in 2014 through this new service: 30% via Garocentre Terminal and 70% via Trimodal Terminal Brussels, in the Belgian capital city.
The service allows four departures from Brussels to Antwerp per week and two from La Louvière.
In 2015, the team will continue to focus on an increase in the frequency and the widening of terminal activities. This year, steel transport activities have suffered from poor economic conditions.
Volumes have dropped in 2014 to 3,10,000 tons transshipped, resulting in an 18% decrease, compared to 2013. The group expects to maintain volumes at this level in 2015.