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07 December 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:34 GMT+1



December 28, 2018

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Also in 2018, for the sixth consecutive year, the port of Antwerp has established a new record of traffic

New historical peaks in the fields of the container and the liquid bulk

The Harbour Authority of Antwerp previews that the Belgian harbour port of call will close the 2018 with a traffic anniversary record of 235 million tons, marking so a new historical peak for the sixth consecutive year and recording an increment of +5.1% regarding 224 million tons enlivened in 2017. The new record obtained in 2018 is produced is from the new historical maximum peak of containerized trade, that it has turned out pairs to 130 million tons (+5.8%) and is realized with a handling of containers pairs to 11 million teu (+5.5%), is from the new record of traffic of the liquid bulk that is piled to 76,5 million tons (+4.5%). The traffic of the solid bulk has been pairs to 12,8 million tons (+5.0%) and that of the other goods several to 15,6 million tons (+1.8%).

On the base of the traffic previewed for entire 2018 it last year turns out that the total of the goods enlivened in the last trimester of this year is of 58,0 million tons, with a rise of +2.8% on the period October-December. In the field of the container pairs almost 2,7 million teu (+0.5% are enlivened 31,6 million tons (+1.6%) with a handling of containers). Liquid bulk and bulk sand banks are increased respective of +1.3% and +15.8% 18,8 million to tons and 3,4 million tons. The other goods several tons (+7.3% have been 4,0 million).

If on one side the harbour authority of Antwerp has manifested extreme satisfaction for the new obtained records of traffic in the 2018 from the other agency has evidenced the necessity to increase the ability to traffic of the port of call in the segment of the container, since the current maximum ability soon will be reached: "in the terminals to valley of the locks - the managing director of the Harbour Authority has explained, Jacques Vandermeiren - we are already a lot to beyond the limits of optimal ability, with serious consequence for the efficiency. Therefore we insist on the fact that is urgently necessary ability to additional containerized trade to valley of the locks. The port of Antwerp - it has emphasized Vandermeiren - is going much good, that it is a good news for the economy. But it is also a lot important to maintain this trend and to equip themselves in the short possible time of the necessary ability".




Logistics Solution Vincenzo Miele


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