On 25 June, the Court of Antwerp dismissed the charges pressed against shipowner Bocimar NV for the scrapping of a vessel in a Bangladeshi yard where a shipbreaking worker died.
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19 port authorities from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the US, signed a declaration on their collective response to disruption, digitalisation, and decarbonisation at the 6th Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR).
Port of Antwerp will convert a tugboat to methanol propulsion, a world first. This ‘methatug’ is part of the European Fastwater project, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable fuel for shipping.
An international consortium of 46 partners, led by the Port of Antwerp, will receive a grant of 25 million euros from the European Horizon 2020 program.
Port of Antwerp, Fluxys, and Titan LNG have celebrated the christening of a new LNG bunker barge; the FlexFueler 002.
Port of Antwerp and technology company Zensor are joining forces to increase safety at the quay walls. Zensor developed the Bollard Monitor for this purpose, a digital sensor that measures the tension on a bollard.
UAntwerpen and Port of Antwerp have already made first sea trials with innovative technology.
The port is part of Belgium’s essential infrastructure, playing a crucial role in supplying Belgium and Europe. The Port of Antwerp Covid-19 Taskforce reconvened at the end of July and stressed that it remains essential to monitor the situation.
The Port of Bronka has successfully loaded a reactor weighing more than 300 tons from a sea-going vessel onto an inland waterway vessel. The challenging cargo safely reached its final destination Tolyatti.