In a move to enhance its port infrastructure, CLdN Ports SA has officially acquired 100% of the shares in Broekman Distriport Real Estate BV and its subsidiary Broekman Distriport BV. The deal solidifies CLdN’s position in Rotterdam, marking a significant expansion of its service portfolio across three key segments: roll-on/roll-off (RoRo), load-on/load-off (LoLo), and breakbulk cargo handling.
Spanning an impressive 22-hectare area on the opposite side of the Brittanniëhaven from CLdN’s existing terminal in Rotterdam, Distriport provides a prime opportunity for CLdN to diversify its offerings. The acquisition encompasses a range of services, including RoRo, LoLo, and general cargo handling.
Distriport’s infrastructure boasts 630 meters of quay, container transshipment and storage facilities, 50,000 square meters of covered warehouses, breakbulk, and high & heavy cargo handling capabilities. Notably, the terminal features a 1.4 km railhead, positioning it as a key player in multimodal logistics. Additionally, Distriport is home to the region’s sole all-weather terminal in Rotterdam-Rijnmond and a humidity-controlled warehouse.
Florent Maes, CEO of CLdN, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, “The acquisition of Distriport aligns seamlessly with CLdN’s strategy to invest in premium port infrastructure. This move empowers us to further expand our network of services to and from Rotterdam, providing additional advantages to both existing and new clients. We eagerly anticipate welcoming our new colleagues and collaborating on developing new opportunities for the broader CLdN group.”
“When our neighbor CLdN approached us, we realized that this transaction could provide further momentum to our already successful strategy,” stated Nicolas Parey, CFO of Broekman Logistics.
Distriport’s current workforce comprises 80 full-time employees, contributing to the terminal’s efficient operations. The clientele of Distriport includes liner services connecting Scandinavia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands.
This acquisition positions CLdN to strengthen its foothold in the maritime, breakbulk, project freight, cargo, and logistics sectors. As the company continues to invest in top-tier port facilities, the move is anticipated to have a positive impact on the efficiency and competitiveness of CLdN’s operations in the Rotterdam region.
As CLdN integrates Distriport into its network, the company aims to leverage the newly acquired infrastructure to provide innovative solutions and enhance its capabilities in serving diverse client needs.