Port of Antwerp tightens regulations regarding byloads inside second-hand vehicles

Port of Antwerp tightens regulations regarding byloads inside second-hand vehicles

For many decades now, the port of Antwerp has been a leader in the shipment of second-hand vehicles. In order to ensure that this takes place as sustainable and safe as possible, more stringent rules governing byloads inside second-hand vehicles will be introduced as of 2021.

A first for the Port of Antwerp: GDP guidelines for the distribution of pharmaceutical products

A first for the Port of Antwerp: GDP guidelines for the distribution of pharmaceutical products

Life sciences and Healthcare products require specific handling during distribution, which is laid down in the GDP (Good Distribution Practice) guidelines. Port of Antwerp has translated this for a maritime setting, making it the first port in the world to operate under the standard of the European GDP rules throughout the logistics chain.

Phased roll-out for Certified Pick up in the port of Antwerp

Phased roll-out for Certified Pick up in the port of Antwerp

The digital, secure and integrated solution called ‘Certified Pick up’ will soon replace the existing system of PIN codes for the release of containers in the port of Antwerp.

Drones to help with port area controls

Drones to help with port area controls

Drones will be used to support enforcement and control in the Antwerp port area. To this end, Port of Antwerp and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have joined forces.

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.

Year
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

Port of Antwerp
Havenhuis
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp
Belgium