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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.


A new trade association has been established to provide the world’s bulk terminals with a united front at governmental level in order to ensure the sector can better face the environmental and commercial challenges ahead.

The APM Terminals Global Terminal Network is working closely with supply chain partners across the portfolio to ensure seamless implementation of SOLAS weight certification requirements for export containers.

Boxreload Exchange offers new Opportunities

- Recommendations for closer collaboration between ports, supply chain and business
- Peel Ports calls for increased investment in east–west freight and logistics infrastructure

The biggest vessel ever to berth at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth arrived last week, carrying a cargo of 3,300 cars, all destined for UK car dealerships. 

Marrakech hosts the 5th edition of the International Single Window Conference and exhibition from the 5th to the 7th September

One million cubic meters have already been dredged and second dredger arrived last Friday

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.


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