In 2019 Port of Antwerp scored strong growth for the seventh year in a row, with the freight volume up 1.3% to 238 million tonnes.
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Eight players in chemical & energy sectors investigate feasibility of CO2 infrastructure
As of the end of 2020 the Port Authority Officers will also patrol on the water. Thanks to two new hybrid port maintenance vessels they will be able to intervene more quickly and raise the level of safety and security.
The first solar concentrator farm in the European process industry was inaugurated in Port of Antwerp on 23 October.
Port of Antwerp has ordered construction of a tug powered by hydrogen, the first in the world. This unique “Hydrotug” is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel.
The uncertainty over Brexit continues but one thing is clear: as soon as the UK leaves the European Union in one way or another, there will be big changes in British imports and exports.
Nearly 1.3 tonnes of the class A drug were recovered from a container ship, the MV Gibraltar, after it docked at the port of Felixstowe on 30 August.
Situated to the South-Eastern part of the North Sea on the Scheldt River, the Antwerp Port forms a major marine infrastructural depot in Europe. The port is placed second in the whole of Europe and ranks fourth internationally in terms of the cargo bulk passing through it.
During the past quarter, the total maritime cargo turnover of Port of Antwerp fell by 3%, bringing the situation back to normal following the record figures of the first quarter in 2018.