Preview: Antwerp@C investigates potential for halving CO2 emissions in Port of Antwerp by 2030

Antwerp@C investigates potential for halving CO2 emissions in Port of Antwerp by 2030

Applications for EU subsidies are next step in innovative CO2 reduction

Port of Antwerp status quo despite corona crisis

Port of Antwerp status quo despite corona crisis

Total freight volume down in April but up 0.4% in 2020 overall

New milestone in sustainable methanol production in the port of Antwerp

New milestone in sustainable methanol production in the port of Antwerp

Consortium of 7 players established to build 'power-to-methanol' demonstration plant

King Philippe visits Port of Antwerp, 100% operational during corona crisis

King Philippe visits Port of Antwerp, 100% operational during corona crisis

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium paid a visit to Port of Antwerp today, Monday 27 April. The port is classified as "essential national infrastructure" because of its importance in keeping Belgium and indeed a large part of Europe supplied.

Alfaport-VOKA and Antwerp Port Authority agree to extend payment deadline for port dues

Alfaport-VOKA and Antwerp Port Authority agree to extend payment deadline for port dues

In order to support companies in the port in these exceptional circumstances, Antwerp Port Authority has agreed to let them delay payment of port dues for seagoing ships and barges.

Port of Antwerp tests smart bracelet to prevent corona infection on the workfloor

Port of Antwerp tests smart bracelet to prevent corona infection on the workfloor

Port of Antwerp is teaming up with the tech company Rombit to prevent corona infection on the workfloor. Rombit has developed the Romware Covid Radius, a digital bracelet that ensures social distancing and permits contact tracing. Port of Antwerp will be the first to use this innovative bracelet.

Port of Antwerp experiences growth in first quarter

Port of Antwerp experiences growth in first quarter

Total freight volume up 4%, driven by container trade

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp Taskforce confirms: port is 100% operational

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp Taskforce confirms: port is 100% operational

The third meeting of the Port of Antwerp Covid-19 Taskforce was held this morning. It confirmed that the port platform is 100% operational.

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp Taskforce confirms: supply chains still working

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp Taskforce confirms: supply chains still working

The second meeting of the Port of Antwerp Covid-19 Taskforce was held this morning. It confirmed that the port continues to work perfectly as an essential link for the supply of Belgium and a large part of Europe.

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp Taskforce confirms: port is 100% operational

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp Taskforce confirms: port is 100% operational

The first meeting of the Port of Antwerp Covid-19 Taskforce was held this morning. It confirmed that the port is considered as essential national infrastructure and is important to keep Belgium and indeed the rest of Europe supplied. The port remains 100% operational thanks to the daily efforts and commitment of all employees. In addition the Taskforce defined various points for attention, and also set up a port monitor to survey the daily operation of the port with a view to additional measures.

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp remains open

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp remains open

Port of Antwerp assures continuity because it plays a crucial role in supplying Belgium and a large part of Europe.

Coronavirus: Port of Antwerp remains operational

Coronavirus: Port of Antwerp remains operational

On 12 March the Belgian government announced special measures to limit the spread of Covid-19. At the same time the prime minister asked for important sectors of industry including the port to keep their activities going. We are facing up to our responsibility and are making it a priority to keep the port fully operational.

Coronavirus - No reason to panic

Coronavirus - No reason to panic

Although several European countries have announced their first coronavirus cases, there is no reason to panic. So far no cases of the coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, have been reported in the Port of Antwerp, and so normal operation of the port is not impacted as yet.

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About Port of Antwerp

As Europe's second-largest port, the Port of Antwerp is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy: more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations ensure global connectivity. The Port of Antwerp annually handles around 238 million tonnes of international maritime freight, and is home to Europe's largest integrated chemical cluster. The Port of Antwerp accounts, directly and indirectly, for a total of around 143.000 jobs and more than €20 billion added value.  

True to its mission 'a home port vital for a sustainable future’, Antwerp Port Authority aims to flexibly respond to a rapidly evolving maritime market, allowing the port to continue playing its role as a leading world port. The emphasis in this respect is on cooperation, adaptability, a strong focus on innovation and digitisation, and on sustainable added value, as well as on responsibility towards society. 

Antwerp Port Authority is a limited liability company of public law, with the City of Antwerp as sole shareholder. It employs over 1.600 people. Port alderman Annick De Ridder is chairman of the Board of Directors and Jacques Vandermeiren is CEO and President of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the day-to-day management. www.portofantwerp.com  

The telephone number +32 492 15 41 39 is only for press inquiries. For other questions you can mail to communicatie@portofantwerp.com

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