The ‘Club Afric’ aims to strengthen the relationships between all stakeholders doing maritime business with Africa and the Antwerp port community players having a vested interest in the continent.
After years of negotiations, the long-awaited CETA (Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) was signed in September 2014.
2014 was a record year for the Port of Antwerp. The Annual Report outlines the various efforts made by the Port Authority in 2014 to further refine the already strong platform offered by the port of Antwerp and to increase the added value that it generates.
2013 saw 14,220 sea-going vessels come and go at the Port of Antwerp. An average of 39 a day!
About 900 companies are established in the Antwerp port area!
No less than 60,010 people work in the Port of Antwerp. Add to this indirect employment, and you end up with 142,972 jobs thanks to the port.
Every day 250 loaded freight trains leave the Antwerp port area en route to their next destination!
2013 saw 57,044 barges come and go at the Port of Antwerp. An average of 156 a day!
In 2013, no less than 190,8 million tonnes of freight were discharged and loaded in the Port of Antwerp!