Preview: 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.

AMS Chair in Sustainable Transformation to continue for another three years

AMS Chair in Sustainable Transformation to continue for another three years

In 2017, with the support of BASF Antwerp, Port of Antwerp and Randstad Belgium, AMS launched the very first Chair in Sustainable Transformation worldwide.

Possible EU subsidy for international CO2 storage cooperation

Possible EU subsidy for international CO2 storage cooperation

The European Union is prepared in principle to provide a subsidy for a project to store CO2 from industry in Antwerp, Ghent, Zeeland and Rotterdam beneath the North Sea.

Port of Antwerp scores 7th record year in a row

Port of Antwerp scores 7th record year in a row

- Strong basis for future economic success - Clear choices in favour of sustainability

Port of Antwerp aims to further reduce CO2 emissions

Port of Antwerp aims to further reduce CO2 emissions

Eight players in chemical & energy sectors investigate feasibility of CO2 infrastructure

Port of Antwerp welcomes Container Trade Europe 2020

Port of Antwerp welcomes Container Trade Europe 2020

Nigeria Ports Authority calls upon know-how Port of Antwerp for further development

Nigeria Ports Authority calls upon know-how Port of Antwerp for further development

Cotonou calls upon know-how Port of Antwerp to prepare for sustainable future

Cotonou calls upon know-how Port of Antwerp to prepare for sustainable future

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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 235 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 1,500 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  

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