Message posted in News on 29 August 2017

ATO - Boortmalt - Van Moer Logistics
ATO - Boortmalt - Van Moer Logistics

Last Friday the agreement to take over the 50% of ATO terminal shares was completed with NMBS Logistics. Boortmalt and Van Moer Logistics now own each 50% of the terminal and thereby a perfect match was created, aiming for growth and seek to accomplish this together.

ATO covers almost 175.000 M2 and processes over 500.000 TEU per year along the ½ km long quay.
With the arrival of Van Moer Logistics this volume will even increase and besides that, Boortmalt will invest in additional production capacity at the 6th dock.

Intermodal strategy

This acquisition is an important strategic decision for our intermodal activities, we can now offer water-bound logistics, but ATO will also function as HUB for the hinterland corridor.
Our barge service iBarge, has daily calls at the Vilvoorde terminal, Umicore and Blue Gate, and is now completed with the ATO terminal.

ATO

Johan Gemels, who built the terminal from scratch together with Erwin Veuskens, stays managing director of the terminal.
“We are happy to see that the authenticity and flexibility of the terminal is guaranteed, which was one of the main requirements for the election of our partner”

Erwin Veuskens (COO) Boortmalt: “We have taken a well-considered descision and are convinced that there’s a bright future ahead with our partner Van Moer Logistics”

Jo Van Moer (owner) and Patrick Lecluyse (CEO) of Van Moer Logistics
“We are delighted with this partnership, this way synergies reach their full potential and the missing link in our intermodal strategy was found, we have found the perfect parent with Boortmalt and are looking forward to our cooperation"