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1 VIL©2009 São Paolo, 15 april 2009 Flanders: A unique value proposition to reach 500 million European customers Prof. Dr. Francis Rome Brussels, February 9
2 VIL©2009 Flanders: A Unique Value Proposition Proximity Attractiveness Know How & EDC’s Socio Economic Environment Gateways & Infrastructure / Flanders Port Area Security Major Supply Chain Trends and Postponement Unique Value Proposition – Extended Gateway
3 VIL©2009 FLANDERS
4 VIL© km 1000 km London Amsterdam Cologne Brussels Paris Frankfurt Dublin Munich Milan Prague Vienna 60% of EU purchasing power within 500 km of Flanders
5 VIL©2009 Source : European Distribution Report, Cushman & Wakefield, 2008 Attractiveness BELGIUM1111 NETHERLANDS2342 HUNGARY3799 CZECH REPUBLIC4455 POLAND5567 FRANCE6224 AUSTRIA7978 GERMANY8633 SLOVAKIA9--- ITALY10886 UK1110 DENMARK12--- ROMANIA13--- LITHUANIA14--- PORTUGAL151211
6 VIL©2009 In 2006 and 2008 C&WH&B ranked Flanders in pole position for European logistics operations Source: Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker, 2008
7 VIL©2009 Know-how Logistics know-how and innovation Industrial know-how (strategic sectors, assembly,…)
8 VIL©2009 Sustainable Logistics - The Nike EMEA Logistics Centre Know-how & Innovation
9 VIL©2009 More than 700 European Logistics Centres EDC’s Source: VIL, 2008
10 VIL©2009 Socio-Economic Environment Availability of Productive and Skilled workers: No. 2 Ranking in Bureau of Labour Statistics Report ( USA, 2007) Labour flexibility is embedded in Social Legislation Fiscal rulings (Income Tax, TVA and Customs) can be obtained within 3 to 6 months via a dedicated fiscal rulings office Foreign nationals working in Belgium can benefit from expatriate tax status Notional Interest Deduction on own assets only in Belgium No. 1 in KOF Globalization Index (2009)
11 VIL©2009 Major rail freight flows Major road freight flows Major freight flows via inland waterways European hinterland
12 VIL©2009 Short Sea Shipping lines European wealth
13 VIL©2009 Gateways and infrastructure 4 Seaports: Antwerp, Ghent, Zeebrugge, Ostend (Flanders Port Area) inland ports: Genk, Brussels 1 International Airport: Zaventem (Brussels) Regional airports: Antwerp, Kortrijk, Ostend Numerous multi-modal and logistics platforms
14 VIL©2009 Ostend Zeebrugge Antwerp Ghent BRUSSELS 80 km
15 VIL©2009 Four modern deep sea ports within a range of just 80 km Congestion-free operations Excellent nautical accessibility Dedicated state-of-the-art terminals for all types of cargo Free handling capacity We Offer
16 VIL©2009 Over 10,000,000 m²of greenfield land for industrial and logistics development The largest warehousing capacity in Europe: over 5,000,000 m² We Offer
17 VIL©2009 Multimodal distribution network reaching most European destinations within 24 hours Every possible European destination through Trans European Networks and Motorways of the Sea We Serve
18 VIL©2009 Multifunctional ports Cargo handling Industry Logistics
19 VIL©2009 Antwerp Largest breakbulk port in Europe n° 1 in steel n° 1 in fruit n° 1 in forest products European hub for steel, project cargo,... Fully automated fruit storage Second largest petrochemical cluster in the world
20 VIL©2009 Zeebrugge Largest hub port for new cars in the world: 2.2 Mio units in 2008 Large forest products terminal European production center for TROPICANA products (part of European FOOD center) LNG terminal looks after 15% of the European gas distribution
21 VIL©2009 Ghent Largest fruit juice import port in the world. Brasil is the FIRST trade partner for port of Ghent (20% of maritime traffic) Largest agribulk storage port in Europe Largest biofuels R&D and production cluster in Europe Largest integrated steelmill in the world (Arcelor Mittal). Largest newsprint papermill in the world (Stora Enso) ‘Brazilian’ dry bulk port ( ores, cereals, soybeann salt)
22 VIL©2009 Congestion free Free capacity available: Antwerp: Deurganck Dock: 5 mio TEU Zeebrugge: King Albert II Dock: 2 mio TEU Ghent: Kluizen Dock: 1000 acres of greenfield for EDC’s and industry Ostend: 400 acres for EDC’s and industry Free Capacity
23 VIL©2009 Antwerp: Saeftinghe Development Area: 2,500 acres of space to be developed for cargo handling, industry or logistics Zeebrugge: King Albert II Dock and Inner Port Area expansion: 1250 acres Ghent: Rieme Noord & Nest: 625 acres Free Capacity – Future Developments
24 VIL©2009 Secure Trade Lanes Mutual recognition C-Tpat / AEO : Agreement on roadmap with EU Already some achievements e.g. exchange of best practices and training programs with Belgium (Caterpillar, Nike) Use of Container Security Devices : Be - Customs involved in pilot projects : Smart_CM (chaperoned by European Commission) Velp : Flemish Government pilot project Flanders Port Area = Safe Port Area
25 VIL©2009 Major Supply Chain trends Globalisation Supply Chain Management: a strategic domain with a high potential for creating a competitive business advantage Mass-customization and postponement
26 VIL©2009 Preparing products for European markets A high product variety based on a limited number of generic models Options, colors, components are added as close as possible to the end-consumer, i.e. in the distribution centre (DC) Requires broad know-how in DC
27 VIL©2009 Postponement Ford T: 1 model, 1 colour Lancia Y: 555 different versions
28 VIL©2009 ICT platform
29 VIL©2009 Unique Value Proposition Proximity Flanders Port Area EDC know-how Broad know-how Preparing products for European markets
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