Belgium

August 9, 2018


Drewry Expects Container Throughput to Increase

According to Drewry’s latest five-year container port demand forecast, volumes are set to increase on average by just under 6% a year. This would add 240m teu to global container port throughput by 2022 – 45m teu a year – “broadly equivalent to the size…

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August 3, 2018


U.S., EU Agree to Pursue Trade Liberalization Measures

On July 25, the U.S. and the European Union announced “a new phase” in their bilateral relationship that will feature “strong trade relations in which both [sides] will win.” The agreement appears to ease trade tensions that have escalated in…

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July 10, 2018


Antwerp Explores Blockchain for Transferring Documents

Belgium’s Antwerp Port Authority and software startup T-Mining have developed a solution to transfer documents with blockchain technology and automate the document flows. The tool they developed is said to make document flows safer and more efficient.

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July 5, 2018


Antwerp Port Expected to Double Volume Through Rail Services

Railport Antwerp, a joint initiative between Antwerp Port Authority and industry associations, is set to expand its activities. The company will actively serve rail transport in the port, including intermodal container transport, with the aim of doubling the proportion of…

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April 18, 2018


Port of Rotterdam Launches New App

The Port of Rotterdam has announced an application called Pronto that will allow visiting ships to cut their waiting time by an average of 20%. In addition to enabling more effective utilization of capacity and better planning and coordination, Pronto…

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April 18, 2018


WTO Forecasts Global Growth

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is forecasting global trade growth of 4.4% in 2018 after a 4.7% increase in 2017, the strongest performance in six years. (source: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg)

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