Topic: Antwerp

MSC ships 11 wagons across the Atlantic

MSC has shipped 11 ballast wagons from Antwerp to Montevideo in a single shipment. To accommodate the wagons, a bed of 24 fourty-foot flat racks was created, generating a surface area of nearly 675 square...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge merge

The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their ports. The combined port, to be named Port of Antwerp-Bruges, won’t climb the ladder in ranks but will further...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

MACS upgrades Maputo service

PRESS RELEASE – MACS has upgraded its existing Maputo service which connects Europe with Maputo in Mozambique. By changing the vessel rotation the German carrier has shortened the transit time.Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

AML, SAL and Mammoet move 955-tonne pressure vessel

Under the supervision of the Antwerp-based freight forwarder AML, SAL Heavy Lift and Mammoet have transported a massive 955-tonne pressure vessel from Belgium to Russia. Manufacturer Coek Engineering spent two years on the construction of...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

AAL Shipping launches new liner service

AAL Shipping is launching a new, monthly liner service which will connect main ports in Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia to serve the multipurpose and heavy-lift markets.  The company will deploy its second-generation 31,000...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Breakbulk volumes in Antwerp take massive hit

Conventional breakbulk volume in Antwerp has taken a massive beating in 2019, dropping 18% year-on-year. Port of Antwerp describes the decrease as “a consequence of the turbulence in the world”, pointing at the ongoing trade...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

MSC pulls plug on West-African ro/ro service

MSC has pulled the plug on its ro/ro service between Le Havre, Antwerp and West-Africa, which began service in February last year. The company cites low freight rates and safety concerns as the main reasons...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

New shipping line connects Antwerp with Morocco

Operating under the name Camabe Line, Moroccan shipping agency Idea Maroc and Dutch shipping company Vertom Shipping & Trading have created a new conventional shortsea shipping line that will connect the port of Antwerp with...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Mammoet eyes petrochemical contracts in Antwerp

Mammoet Belgium has opened a new facility in the Port of Antwerp to provide localized support to the region’s growing petrochemical and industrial sector. The Port of Antwerp is home to the largest integrated oil and...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Breakbulk and ro/ro volumes North Sea Port down

North Sea Port, the newly formed, biggest breakbulk port of Northwest-Europe, saw its breakbulk volume slide in the first quarter of 2019 due to increased containerization of perishables like bananas. Ro-ro volume was also down.  Total...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers