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Hinterland connections of West Flanders
water and rail connect even more

Avelgem Container Terminal

Avelgem Container Terminal (AVCT) is strategically located on the river Scheldt. This container terminal for inland shipping functions as an extended gate for the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Zeebrugge. It creates a link with South West Flanders, Wallonia and Northern France. The terminal covers an area of 2 hectares and is used as an empty depot by a variety of shipping companies. AVCT provides weekly connections to and from the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

River Terminal Wielsbeke

Its strategic location along the river Leie makes River Terminal Wielsbeke (RTW) an extended gate. The multi-purpose, open access terminal connects the ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge with the industrial cluster in Central and South West Flanders. A total area of nearly 5 ha covers the terminal's activities, open to all shippers.

Delcatrans manages the container operations. There are weekly several connections to and from the port of Antwerp. Different shipping companies use rtw as an empty depot. With a strong concentration of industries in the nearby vicinity, for example, frozen vegetables and textiles, this terminal is extremely well positioned to serve the markets of South West Flanders and Northern France.

With Shipit, the terminal has a second operator focusing on non-containerised freight, including building materials. Shipit uses innovative loading and unloading techniques such as a pallet ship and pallet shuttle barges.

International Transport Centre LAR

Lauwe-Aalbeke-Rekkem, or lar, unlocks the Eurometropolis Kortrijk-Tournai-Lille. Rail and motorways connect local industry with the seaports. As a strategic centre, lar is an extended gate for the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. Around 50 companies – ranging from storage, shipping, and customs to transportation support services – are located here. Thanks to the presence of the railway, there are several connections weekly to the port of Antwerp. lar handles 43,000 tues annually.