• 2018 April 27 11:23

    Cargo handling at the port of Antwerp (Belgium) forecasted to reach 235 million tonnes in 2018, up 5-6% Y-o-Y (photo)

    In 2018, cargo handling at the port of Antwerp (Belgium) can total 235 million tonnes, up 5-6% versus the result of 2017 (223 million tonnes), IAA PortNews correspondent cites Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, as saying on the sidelines of the seminar dedicated to the port of Antwerp (Saint-Petersburg , 26 April 2018).

    “We are expecting throughput growth of some 5-6%, like in the previous year. We also take into account the results of the Q1’2018 (58,329,000 tonnes – Ed.) which showed a growth of some 7%”, said Jacques Vandermeiren. 

    According to him, cooperation with Russia is very important since it ranks the second among the most significant partners worldwide.

    “We have been paying much attention to partnership with Russia for many years. We have established this partnership before establishing similar relations with the USA, Great Britain, China and Turkey, which, along with Russia, are the key partners of the port of Antwerp. Cargo turnover between the ports of Russia and Antwerp is as high as 14 million tonnes per year and it is growing”, said CEO of Antwerp Port Authority.

    According to Jacques Vandermeiren, cargo turnover between the ports of Russia and Antwerp totaled 14.2 million tonnes in 2017 including 3.3 million tonnes of containerized cargo (250,604 TEUs), 9.8 million tonnes of oil products, 438,000 tonnes of metal, 406,000 tonnes of fertilizers, 138,000 tonnes of equipment, 93,000 tonnes of chemical products. “It is not an ideally balanced cargo turnover since exports from Russia to Antwerp are much higher”, he said.

    In his turn, Aleksandr Golovin, Chairman of Saint-Petersburg Government’s Transport Committee, said that the topical interest of Russian ports today is transshipment of containerized cargo to river going ships for its transportation to the Russia hinterland. In his opinion, it would be reasonable to adopt this experience from the Belgian specialists.

    “For Russian specialists, it can be especially good to study the port of Antwerp’s experience in transshipment of containers from ocean going vessels to river ships with their further transportation along rivers to remote areas of Europe. That has traditionally been the strong point of the port of Antwerp and Saint-Petersburg would do well to learn from it”, emphasized Aleksandr Golovin.

    The Port of Antwerp (Belgium) is a port in the heart of Europe accessible to capesize ships. It is Europe’s second-largest seaport, after Rotterdam. Antwerp stands at the upper end of the tidal estuary of the Scheldt. The estuary is navigable by ships of more than 100,000 Gross Tons as far as 80 km inland. The Port of Antwerp's inland location provides a more central location in Europe than the majority of North Sea ports. Antwerp's docks are connected to the hinterland by rail, road, and river and canal waterways. As a result, the port of Antwerp has become one of Europe's largest seaports, ranking second behind Rotterdam by total freight shipped.

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2018 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project
09:15 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 9M'18 up 8.4% Y-o-Y to 11.38 million tonnes (table)
08:07 PIL terminates all calls to Iran due to US sanctions
07:06 ChainPORT hackathon held for the first time simultaneously in the ports of Antwerp and Los Angeles
06:16 Vinalines posts profit of US$900,000 in the first nine months of 2018

2018 October 14

09:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
09:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
09:16 Port of Corpus Christi moves record tonnage in first nine months of 2018
09:12 Port of New Orleans receives Excellence Award for Master Plan

2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
09:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
08:56 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian new build contracts
08:54 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018

2018 October 12

18:07 Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
17:36 Strengthening of Kaliningrad seaway canal's embankment included in Russia’s territorial development strategy through 2025
17:08 Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia
16:04 Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland
15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
14:47 Minister Berner: Finland strives to reduce emissions from shipping
14:03 CMA CGM to introduce new quarterly BAF for long term contracts from 1st of January 2019
13:44 LUKOIL commissions fifth well at Filanovsky field second stage
13:21 Ocean Network Express enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Hapag - Lloyd
13:10 MOL consolidation service succeeds with trial of remote container tracking management device
12:28 Germany furthers support to WMU with Simulator Lab refurbishment
12:05 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish a shipbuilding joint venture
11:47 BPO pays a visit to the Port of Ust-Luga
11:26 Rosterminalugol exported 16 million tonnes of coal YTD
11:05 Grimaldi further boosts its freight services to Sardinia
10:54 Bunker prices continue going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:50 Port of Gothenburg starts construction of new terminal
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 1.2% to $81.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $71.81
10:11 De Boer holds naming ceremony for Damen RSD WID Tug 2915 Hybrid Fregate and ASD Tug 2310 SD Papillon
10:09 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,515 points
09:58 Damen signs for another three years as founding partner of the Nederlands Dans Theater
09:51 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)