Beerse – Bornem – Brussels
After the stones are delivered in Bornem, the barges set a course for Vilvoorde where non-contaminated soil coming from infrastructure works is unloaded.
This soil will be transported back to the factory in Beerse to fill old clay pits. All these activities take place within the context of landscape restoration.
A total of 45,000 tons were moved via this route in 2017. This resulted in a brand-new transport loop over the water: Beerse – Bornem – Brussels. In total, Wienerberger shifted about 90,000 tons from road to water, the equivalent of more than 6,000 truck rides.
On the docks at Bornem, the Fast Lines coasters are loaded for the UK, after consolidation of flows that also came from other production locations. In 2017, total shortsea traffic amounted to almost 100,000 tons. It’s Wienerberger’s intention to further expand its traffic over water in the future.