It was a solid first quarter for Antwerp, but the production and supply chain disruption being caused by COVID-19 will be felt at the international hub in the second quarter.
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06 Jun 2017
The agreement calls for an investigation into the possibility of establishing a rail connection between the two ports.
18 Apr 2017
Overall throughput increased 1.5 percent.
13 Mar 2017
The port of Antwerp has gained a new rail service to Germany.
17 Jan 2017
The increase consolidates Antwerp’s position as Europe’s second-largest container hub.
15 Jan 2017
Europe's second-largest container hub, the port of Antwerp, saw above-average market growth in 2016, narrowing the gap with leader Rotterdam and pulling further ahead of third-ranked Hamburg, a trend that looks as if it will continue this year.
09 Jan 2017
The new alliances are likely to have only a limited effect on productivity and the number of services available to shippers at North Europe ports.
28 Dec 2016
The Port of Antwerp handled 10 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first time in 2016, extending a growth trend that will further boost its market share in the highly competitive Le Havre-Hamburg port range.
21 Oct 2016
Antwerp’s container volume grew in the first nine months of 2016, keeping the Belgian port on course to post another record year and cement its position as Europe’s second-largest container hub.
27 Jul 2016
Rotterdam’s lead over Antwerp as Europe’s largest container port continues to narrow.
14 Jul 2016
The number of mega-ships calling at the port jumped by 66 percent.
11 Jul 2016
The European Commission has begun an investigation into whether tax breaks for French and Belgian ports breach EU state aid rules.
01 Jul 2016
There are no reports of disruption at Europe’s three largest container ports Friday as the SOLAS rule took effect.
24 Jun 2016
Antwerp Port Authority announced the appointment of the previous head of Belgium’s national electrical company as its new chief executive officer.
30 May 2016
Switzerland will open the world’s longest rail tunnel June.
15 Apr 2016
The port of Antwerp’s container traffic increased 4.6 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, extending a growth trend that boosted volume to an all-time high in 2015, while its closest rivals, Rotterdam and Hamburg, posted declines.
22 Mar 2016
The movement of people and goods in and around Brussels ground to a halt Tuesday after a series of terror attacks rocked the Belgian capital. Brussels Airport has been shut down, all flights in and out cancelled, and public transportation throughout the city has been put on lockdown, sparking wide reports of gridlock.
22 Feb 2016
It measured just six inches, but the port of Antwerp has hailed it as a “new milestone” that sharpens its ability to take on its rivals in the expanding world of mega-ships.
04 Feb 2016
Rotterdam’s pioneering automated container terminals face tough challenges as they strive to hit ambitious productivity targets in their first full year of operations with the rest of the European waterfront looking on.
19 Jan 2016
The port of Antwerp has said that it expects the European Commission to clear it of a charge from logistics group Katoen Natie that it had been guilty of discrimination in its treatment of the port’s leading container terminal operators.
18 Jan 2016
Antwerp’s container traffic increased 7.5 percent year-over-year in 2015 to reach an all-time high and narrow the gap with its main rival Rotterdam, which saw volume shrink over the past 12 months.
04 Jan 2016
North Europe’s stagnant economy is expected to produce a decline in container volume at the region’s ports during the first half of 2016, Hackett Associates and the Hamburg-based Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics said.
04 Jan 2016
The port of Antwerp has called for its main rival Rotterdam to join forces to confront the challenge of China’s growing investment in southern Europe ports that could lure container traffic from the Le Havre-Hamburg range.
17 Dec 2015
The port of Antwerp said its annual container traffic will exceed 9 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first time in 2015 and total cargo throughput will also set a new record of more than 200 million tonnes (220 tons).
14 Dec 2015
Antwerp has signed a twinning agreement with Guangzhou, China’s fifth-largest port, to boost Asia-Europe traffic and exploit opportunities from Beijing’s “Belt and Road “program.
16 Nov 2015
Hamburg and Bremerhaven continue to lose business within the North European range to their western competitors Rotterdam and Antwerp.
30 Oct 2015
The port of Rotterdam has established a strategic partnership with the Bank of China focused mainly on Beijing’s “Belt and Road” strategy to boost trade links with Europe.
26 Oct 2015
A delegation from the port of Antwerp visited Iran last week on a contact-building mission with officials in the shipping and commerce sectors, the latest in a long line of port and shipping companies aiming to open trade doors to take advantage of loosening sanctions.
14 Oct 2015
Antwerp’s container traffic grew 8 percent in the first nine months of the year as the Belgian port boosted traffic on the troubled Asia-Europe route.
29 Jul 2015
While politicians wrangle over the Greek debt crisis and economists speculate on the lasting impact to the European and global economy, a decision on who controls a container quay miles away from Athens could reshape European supply chains.
20 Jul 2015
The battle for market share between Europe’s top two container ports is intensifying with second-ranked Antwerp’s traffic growing more than two and half-times faster than Rotterdam’s in the first half of the year.
15 Jul 2015
The Port of Antwerp is seeking proposals for construction and operation of an on-dock liquefied natural gas fueling station to serve the small but growing market for LNG-powered vessels.
06 Jul 2015
The port of Antwerp is setting up a task force to capitalize on China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy aimed at boosting trade with Europe.
02 Jul 2015
Shippers tapping containerized rail services between the Port of Antwerp and Duisburg are poised to see greater reliability and experience less congestion at the North European seaport after the former joined forces with duisport, Europe’s largest inland port.
19 May 2015
The new discount, effective on June 1, comes on top of the existing Environmental Ship Index, which means that ships can benefit from a 30 percent reduction in port dues for every call, the port authority said.
18 May 2015
The Port of Hamburg can no longer claim to be Europe’s second-largest container port.