25 April 2016
On April 21st, StigΔ took part in the ‘On course with Flevokust’ conference which was held in Lelystad, the capital of the Flevoland province. The conference brought together experts from the fields of transport and logistics as well as agro parks, food clusters and maritime service companies.
In addition to StigΔ, members of the Flevoland province and municipality of Lelystad, as well as the private sector (Container Terminal Utrecht (CTU), energy supplier Engie, and contractor Gerb. Van der Lee) contributed to the conference.
Apart from a review of the past few years of development, the experts also looked ahead at future endeavours. Arènso Bakker, co-founder of StigΔ and speaker at the conference, discussed clusters as a way to ensure successful economic development of the area: “An agro-cluster at Flevokust would be very beneficial for a local circular economy, in which different parties could benefit from one another. By combining supply chains and transport capacity, the development of the Flevokust could speed up significantly.” According to Bakker, the decision making process has been a success, and “now is the time to keep our eyes on the horizon and to work towards it for a smooth collaboration between all parties involved.”
Have a look at the decision making process, in which Stig was involved (in Dutch):
A brief history of the Flevokust harbour:
Stig signs contract for barge terminal Flevokust
The Port of Flevokust – a transshipment port as well as an agro-hub – has been years in the making. In 2015, StigΔ signed the contract for the barge terminal of Flevokust. As strategic advisor to the project team, StigΔ will deal with transaction advice, positioning and development strategy.
CTU will operate the terminal for 20 years, with an option for an additional 20 years. Flevokust is located in the middle of an agro-production area and will initially focus on exporting agro via Rotterdam. CTU will operate a barge connection to Rotterdam and Antwerp.
Animation of the new barge terminal: