Samskip launches new Antwerp/UK shortsea route expanding its European multimodal network
The initial schedule offers a twice weekly short sea container service, with its first departure from Antwerp on the 12th October. The service will be operated by a 508TEU capacity vessel, sailing from ATO's multimodal terminal on Tuesday and Saturday and ABP Port of Hull on Thursday and Monday, the company said in its press release. This new connection is in addition to Samskip's existing shortsea services connecting Rotterdam with Tilbury, Hull and Grangemouth (eight per week) and the recent three times weekly Amsterdam-Hull service. This new Antwerp to Hull routing offers shippers a distinct local alternative.
Big new player in the port of Antwerp As MOL Chemical Tankers and SEA-Invest team up to build tank storage farm
The Japanese group MOL Chemical Tankers is coming to the port of Antwerp. Together with the port group SEA-Invest it is to invest some 300 to 400 million euros in construction of a tank storage terminal for liquid chemicals. This is yet more confirmation of the port’s power of attraction for big investors.
Residents evacuated following severe Antwerp port fire
Municipal authorities in the Belgian city of Antwerp were forced yesterday to evacuate all people and ships within an 1.8 km radius of a severe fire that kicked off on Saturday at a warehouse at the port. Water and road tracks near the port was restricted while residents in neighbouring districts were urged to keep their windows shut. A noxious fire started on Saturday in a consignment of 5,000 tons of nickel oxide with most of the cargo now destroyed. While fire crews say they have now got the fire under control it is likely to burn for the next few days. Operations at the port, however, have got back to normal.Upload News