In 2014, Depre Trading was a customer of the company Minne Port Services. They had their broken rice stored and transshipped there. The moment they were asked if they were interested in taking over Minne Port Services, they didn't hesitate long. On 1 April 2015, a new story began under the name Depre Storage & Handling. At that time, 40,000 tonnes of raw materials were transhipped per year.
In 2020, they handled 410,000 tonnes, which is ten times more than in the year DSH started. An enormous growth that was only achieved by investing. "MBZ, the port authority, is a good partner in this," nods Frank. "We were originally on a terrain with sheds that were limited in capacity. In 2018 we had to find solutions for expansion. When it turned out that it was possible to use the adjoining site, the port authority helped us to move forward. They invested 2 million euros in extending and renewing the quay and in dredging the Groothandelsdok to a depth of 8 metres. As a result, seagoing vessels of up to 7,000 tonnes and 140 metres in length can dock here."