Dunkirk Multibulk Terminal (DMT) is hoping to build a new industrial facility on land belonging to the port authority (GPMD). The aim of the plan is to set up a factory to produce construction materials.
The project represents a total investment of €40M over two years, and will lead to the creation of 70 direct jobs at start-up. The new business will also have positive impacts in terms of shipping traffic for the port and orders for subcontracting to industrial service companies.
Building this new factory within the port of Dunkirk was an important criterion for DMT in its planning. The location offers definite logistics advantages, both for imports of raw materials, and in shipping finished products by sea and rail to clients and partners in Europe.
The factory will import 0.3 Mtpa of raw materials from the Iberian Peninsula and neighbouring countries, shipped on vessels in the 15,000-30,000 dwt range. Paul Albrecht, CEO of Dunkerque Multibulk Terminal, said: “The location of a
factory in the port district is an essential choice. It will enable us to optimise and manage logistics closely, and reduce and control the environmental impact.
“This location, near our port terminal and its covered storage areas and silos, will enable us to optimise goods transit by short-circuit and supply the production unit in tight flow in order to reduce the impact and constraints of barrowing.”