From coal port to the ultimate transport hub Limburg

From 1900 onwards, industrialisation progressed at top speed in Limburg and on 21 October 1936 the Port Charbonnier de Genck coal port was founded. Its main task was to transport coal from the coal mines in Genk (Zwartberg and Waterschei) to Wallonia. The port’s location was ideal, as there were no locks for ships to pass between Genk and Liege. In 1989, the name was changed to Kolenhaven van Genk. When Groep Machiels and Aperam took over the shareholding in June 1997, one of the objectives was to extend the range of services, and they renamed it Haven Genk NV.

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Founding of Port Charbonnier de Genck

By Limburgse Steenkoolmijnen and the Belgian State

21 October 1936

Partnership with Ebes (Elektricity plant Langerlo)


Name changed to KHG - Kolenhaven van Genk

13 February 1989

Groep Machiels and Aperam become shareholders

June 1997

Start of construction of multi-modal logistics platform

1998 - 1999 - 2000

Direct shipping connection with Antwerp

10 April 2000

Direct rail connection with Northern Italy.

January 2001

Extension/modernisation of rail infrastructure

2003 - 2004

Extension/modernisation of goods and bulk-goods terminal

2006 - 2007

Development of Zuiderdok Haven Genk for storage, transhipment and added value activities

2020 - …

Direct shipping connection with Rotterdam

Summer 2022

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Haven Genk is your recommended logistics partner as a trimodal transport hub with a wide selection of services and facilities.

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