Preview: Further digitalisation of port and urban emergency services thanks to 5G ‘Minerva’ network

Further digitalisation of port and urban emergency services thanks to 5G ‘Minerva’ network

The City of Antwerp, Port of Antwerp, the Antwerp Police and the Antwerp Fire Department are developing and testing a private 5G network.

Belgian and Dutch inland ports plan to establish a single shore-based power system

Belgian and Dutch inland ports plan to establish a single shore-based power system

Launch of European tender procedure

Port of Antwerp: recovery continues

Port of Antwerp: recovery continues

Container volume surpasses 1 million TEU for the first time since April

EU supports Antwerp@C innovative CO2 reduction project by granting CEF funding

EU supports Antwerp@C innovative CO2 reduction project by granting CEF funding

NextGen District becomes a hotspot for the circular economy in Port of Antwerp

NextGen District becomes a hotspot for the circular economy in Port of Antwerp

New name and market consultation for former General Motors site

Port of Antwerp focuses heavily on general cargo: search begun for breakbulk candidate for Churchill Dock

Port of Antwerp focuses heavily on general cargo: search begun for breakbulk candidate for Churchill Dock

The Churchill Dock, located in the middle of the port, is set to become a fully-fledged ‘Breakbulk Dock’. On the south side of this dock, a water-linked concession is due for release, with Port of Antwerp resolutely opting to develop general cargo activities there. In doing so, the port is showing that, despite the pressure on this segment due to global trade problems and the coronavirus crisis, breakbulk remains an absolute priority and that it aims to continue supporting this.

Release of containers at Port of Antwerp will be digitalized

Release of containers at Port of Antwerp will be digitalized

Port of Antwerp is taking the next step in the development of a digitally secured port. "Certified Pick up" a digital, secure and integrated solution for the release of containers, will start from January 1st 2021 and will replace the current system of PIN codes. This new way of working will guarantee a secure, transparent and optimised release process for incoming containers, which will then leave the port by rail, barge or truck.

Port of Antwerp holds its ground thanks to container throughput

Port of Antwerp holds its ground thanks to container throughput

Total throughput drops in August; recovery in sight

Innovative vacuum cleaner removes plastic from nature reserve in the port of Antwerp

Innovative vacuum cleaner removes plastic from nature reserve in the port of Antwerp

‘Nul-o-Plastic’ combats historical pollution at Galgeschoor

Alfaport Voka, Antwerp Port Authority and the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation (MLSO) in agreement on further extension of the payment term for concessions and harbour dues

Alfaport Voka, Antwerp Port Authority and the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation (MLSO) in agreement on further extension of the payment term for concessions and harbour dues

In order to continue supporting the shipping lines, barge operators and concessionaires at the port of Antwerp in these difficult circumstances, a further postponement of payment for domain concessions and for shipping and inland navigation dues will be granted.

The Flemish government, Port of Antwerp and SeReAnt together improve the water quality at the Port of Antwerp

The Flemish government, Port of Antwerp and SeReAnt together improve the water quality at the Port of Antwerp

Sludge treatment plant AMORAS processes most polluted dredging sludge

Storage of ammonium nitrate under very strict safety conditions in Port of Antwerp

Storage of ammonium nitrate under very strict safety conditions in Port of Antwerp

Yesterday, Lebanon was hit by a major explosion in the port of Beirut. Port of Antwerp has been particularly touched by this tragedy and empathizes with everyone affected by it.

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp Taskforce reconvened: the port remains open and operational

Coronavirus - Port of Antwerp Taskforce reconvened: the port remains open and operational

The Port of Antwerp Covid-19 Taskforce convened again this afternoon. The port is part of Belgium's essential infrastructure, playing a crucial role in supplying Belgium and Europe. The port will remain 100% operational during this second wave of the coronavirus. This is thanks to the daily efforts and commitment of all its staff. At the meeting of the reconvened taskforce, a number of focus points were set out regarding the additional measures imposed by the National Security Council and the province of Antwerp.

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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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