Belgium/The Netherlands – European scrap recycler Ecore Group has arranged the first shipment from its recently-built bulk terminal at Ghent in Belgium, from where it plans to load one or two 30 000- to 40 000-tonne cargoes each month, according to General Secretary Bruno Le Sech.
This initial order was booked by a Turkish mill and covered the delivery of 35 000 tonnes. ‘Tonnage from the recently-acquired recycler Recylux will be used for the shipments, as well as sourcing from Ecore’s own yards in east France,’ notes Mr Le Sech. ‘Cargoes will be loaded to Turkey and other Asian markets, depending on demand.’
Previously managing around 2-2.5 million tonnes per annum, Mr Le Sech says recent ‘major acquisitions’ – especially the deal with Recylux – have pushed Ecore’s annual tonnage to 4.5-5 million tonnes. Recylux owned a deep-sea terminal in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, for which Mr Le Sech says ‘a timeline to start moving vessels in and out’ has already been established, pinpointing the summer as the kick-off for this venture given that ‘everything is already in place’.
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