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Energy Observer: Experience the energy of tomorrow today

The Energy Observer – the world’s first hydrogen-powered vessel – is currently on a world tour that will take it to more than 100 ports in 50 countries over a period of six years. It is now expected to dock in the port of Antwerp on 21 March. To mark the visit, …

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New facility in port of Antwerp

On 15 February 2019 Luik Natie Coldstore opened a new refrigerated warehouse offering an additional 6,000 pallet spaces. Furthermore the Kallo-based company is due to open yet another such facility in 2020 which with 22,000 pallet spaces will be by far the largest in Antwerp. The latest coldstore is specially …

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Port of Antwerp gets LNG bunkering pontoon

The Belgian gas distribution network operator Fluxys is to partner the Dutch company Titan LNG to build a pontoon for supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ships in the port of Antwerp. The pontoon is due to enter operation in mid-2020. Alternative fuels such as LNG will enable shipping companies …

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Update: Antwerp terminal change of OOCL’s service

Following the announcement of the Antwerp terminal change on OOCL’s GEX2 service, as a result of vessels sliding by one week for schedule recovery, the first vessel calling PSA Antwerp will now be as follows: • Montreal Express, voyage 302W, ETA Antwerp on March 13, 2019 in week 11.  

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2018 is record year for Port of Antwerp

With a 6th year record, growth in all cargo types and a recent wave of investments, 2018 will be a ‘grand cru’ year for the Port of Antwerp. The confirmation of the port’s attractiveness and the consolidation of its position as a global player and the largest integrated European chemical …

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CMB wins Sustainability Award

The second Sustainability Award presented by the port of Antwerp has gone to the shipping group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). With this award the three organisers – Antwerp Port Authority, the Scheldt Left Bank Corporation and Alfaport-Voka – seek to highlight sustainable initiatives by port users and to encourage sustainable …

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Meet APICA, the digital brain

Port of Antwerp is working on a digital representation of the port area. The Antwerp Port Information & Control Assistant (APICA) forms the brain of the application, while a 3D interface with real-time information is its face. This strategic project forms part of the Port of Antwerp digitisation and innovation …

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EU finds no aid given to container terminals by Antwerp port (Reuters)

The European Commission said on Friday (Nov. 23) it had concluded that deals struck between the state-owned Port of Antwerp and two container terminals operating there did not involve state aid. The port, which is fully owned by the city of Antwerp, concluded 42-year concession agreements with operators PSA Antwerp …

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Port of Antwerp aiming at developing countries

On Wednesday 14 November, a collaboration agreement was signed in the port of Antwerp between on the one hand Antwerp Port Authority and its consultancy and investment subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI) and on the other Enabel, the Belgian development agency. The aim of the agreement is to combine …

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Keeping drones safe, secure and green

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc launched the European network for drone demonstration projects. The network will become a forum to share knowledge on how to keep drone operations safe, secure and green. It will focus on the so-called U-space: a system that connects all drones flying in the air and …

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