DUNKERQUE: The Dunkerque Multibulk Terminal (DMT) is investing €40 million over the next two years to produce construction materials in the Eastern Port.
DMT said the location for its new factory offers “definite” logistic advantages, both for supplying the site with raw materials and in the shipment of finished products by sea and rail to clients and partners in Europe.
In a full year the factory will import 300,000 tonnes of raw materials sourced from Spain, Portugal and neighboring countries via vessels of 15,000 to 30,000 tonnes capacity.
DMT CEO Paul Albrecht commented: “The location of a factory in the port district is an essential choice. It will enable us to optimize and manage logistics closely, and reduce and control the environmental impact.”
The company’s existing multibulk distribution terminal at Dunkerque includes 55,000 sq.mt. for fertilizers and other minerals; 10,000m sq. mt. for food and agricultural produce; and an additional 15,000 sq.mt. of uncovered storage.
Stéphane Raison, CEO of Dunkerque-Port noted: “DMT has demonstrated that Dunkirk’s excellent logistics services, its terminals and its industrial-port platform, are definite factors in the area’s attractiveness.”
President of the Dunkerque Urban Community Patrice Vergriete added: “This new factory, which will provide many jobs, demonstrates our area’s capacity to attract industry leaders and meet their expectations in terms of qualified labour and services to industry. This is the fourth industrial setup in our district in just three years, and proves that industry has recovered its vitality in Dunkerque and its region.”