The port of Antwerp informs about new service for project cargo to the Arctic Ocean.
The Russian Arctic Shipping Company (ASCO) operates between the port of Antwerp and the Arctic region of Russia. Its ice-reinforced vessels with a capacity of 7,000 to 12,000 tonnes will mainly carry project cargo.
The company operates six vessels, enabling it to offer a monthly rotation. From Antwerp the ships travel via the Baltic (calling at among others St. Petersburg and Ust Luga) and then on the more northerly Russian ports such as Archangel, Sabetta, Murmansk and Nova Zemla. The agent for this service is Seabow, specialising in breakbulk and ro/ro with the emphasis on Russia.
Kalmar’s hybrid straddle carriers to support DP World Antwerp Gateway to reach its environmental and efficiency goals
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is pleased to announce an order for eight Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers from DP World, a leading global operator of marine and inland terminals. The machines will operate at the company’s Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2017 first quarter order intake, with delivery scheduled for quarter three, 2017.
Trucks coming to load or unload containers in the Deurganck dock in the port of Antwerp will also be able to call at night as of 20 March. The container terminals MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and DP World Antwerp Gateway, both located in the Deurganck dock, are due to extend their opening hours so that fetching or delivering containers by truck can carry on around the clock on weekdays. With this measure the operators seek to spread the flow of trucks on their terminals more efficiently.
Thanks to the extended working hours, quays 1700 (Antwerp Gateway) and 1742 (MPET) – the largest container terminals in the port of Antwerp – will be open non-stop from 0500 hours (Antwerp Gateway) and 0530 (MPET) on Monday morning to 0530 on Saturday morning. Currently the Antwerp Gateway is open from 0500 to 2130 and MPET from 0530 to 2130. www.hellenicshipp...
As part of the massive investments planned for Belgium’s port of Antwerp in the next few years, the SEA-Invest group said it would construct a new tanker terminal in the Delwaide dock representing an investment of EUR 250 million (USD 279.9 million). worldmaritimenews...
Zaha Hadid’s New Antwerp Port House Looks Like a Giant Spaceship
Since Zaha Hadid’s sudden death in March, the studio that bears her name has had its hands full finishing the prolific and trailblazing architect’s roster of some three-dozen works in progress. The latest is perhaps one of her most striking creations, the newly inaugurated Port House in Antwerp, Belgium—Europe’s second-largest port—built on the back of a former fire station. The new structure is a headquarters for the port and its staff of 500, who were previously scattered in offices throughout the city. Picture report on www.slate.com/blo...
The new world’s largest lock was opened for business at the Port of Antwerp on Friday with the push of a button by King of Belgium.
The new Kieldrecht Lock, or Kieldrechtsluis, connects container terminals at the port’s Deurganck tidal dock with the Waastland Canal. It is the second lock in an area Antwerp known as Waasland Port, located on the left bank of the Scheldt. Until now the area was only accessible by the Kallo Lock, which has been in service since 1979, but has been outgrown in terms of capacity, size, and reliability.
The new lock was symbolically inaugurated with the Grimaldi Lines vessel, Grande Lagos.
Kalmar wins order for second turnkey ship-to-shore crane heightening project from DP World Antwerp Gateway NV
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded the contract to heighten three ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by DP World Antwerp Gateway NV. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2016 first quarter order intake, and the project is scheduled for completion during the second quarter of 2017.
First Alternative Energy Hub with LNG for Inland Navigation and Road Transport in Belgium
The Antwerp Port Authority and ENGIE have signed a 30-year concession agreement for the development of an Alternative Energy Hub at Quays 526 and 528 in the Port of Antwerp. The Alternative Energy Hub will consist of a bunker and filling station with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for inland navigation and road transport. The site will also feature a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station and rapid chargers for electric vehicles. With the development of the Alternative Energy Hub, the Port of Antwerp and ENGIE are taking a major step forward in the energy transition and promoting sustainable energy consumption in the transport sector. The concession takes effect on 1 October 2016 and the first phase of the hub will be operational by the end of 2017. www.newswiretoday...
Antwerp gets off to another strong start after a record year in 2015
The port of Antwerp handled 53,265,552 tonnes of freight in the first three months of this year, 3.9% more than in the same period last year.The container volume in TEU did particularly well with growth of 4.6%, while liquid bulk rose to new heights with growth of 10.6%. Overall, last month was the best month ever recorded in the port of Antwerp in terms of freight volume handled.The Port Authority is naturally very pleased with these excellent growth figures but nevertheless guards against unbridled optimism in view of the continuing volatility and turbulence in the market.
Antwerp Inks Deal to Make LNG Bunkers "Permanently Available" at the Port
Antwerp Port Authority Thursday announced that it has granted a concession to ENGIE LNG Solutions B.V. (ENGIE) to develop and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering station for barges at the port.
The concession is said to begin on October 1, 2016 this year and will run for 30 years, with ENGIE LNG Solutions set to utilise a site at Quay 526-528 for the operation. shipandbunker.com...