The port of Antwerp handled a freight volume of 108,317,922 tonnes in the first six months of this year, 3.6% more than in the same period last year. The container volume in TEU expanded by 4.4% while liquid bulk grew even more, by 8.4%, confirming its position as a leading source of growth in the port of Antwerp.
Papendrecht, 8 July 2016
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that it has completed its fleet rationalization study announced earlier this year. The study was initiated in light of deteriorating market conditions and an expected prolonged period of low energy and commodity prices. Based on the results of the study it has been decided to take 24 vessels out of service in the coming two years. This will result in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide during this period.
PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) with the support of theEconomic Development Board (EDB) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has inaugurated the PSA Living Lab, a living laboratory in Singapore for the port and logistics industry, with close to S$100 million committed to the initiativeover the next three years.