Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Belgian gateways begin merger talks

The port authorities of Antwerp and Zeebrugge will start negotiations with regard to a merger between the two gateways.

Since the beginning of 2018, the port authorities of Antwerp and Zeebrugge have had constructive discussions with the aim of developing a more intensive cooperation. These discussions led to the award of a joint economic complementarity and robustness study to the consultancy firms Deloitte and Laga.

The research report states that ongoing collaboration between the two ports has little impact due to existing competition. However, both ports are highly complementary and share the same external challenges.

Deloitte suggests that a far-reaching cooperation between the two gateways would make both ports more robust and competitive, both nationally and internationally.

Annick De Ridder of the port of Antwerp said: “It is clear from Deloitte's research that both ports are highly complementary and that we face shared challenges. Together, Antwerp and Zeebrugge can become the port of the future faster and more effectively by focusing on new domains, namely energy transition, innovation and digitisation.”

With this in mind, De Ridder said that formal merger talks with Zeebrugge would begin.

In January 2018, the port authorities of Zeeland Seaports and the port of Ghent established North Sea Port, which comprises of a 60 km cross-border port area of Flushing, Borsele and Terneuzen in the Netherlands up to Ghent in Belgium.

Heavy Lift | News

Crowley names Goldenberg thumbnail image

Crowley names Goldenberg

May 28 - Crowley Logistics has promoted Bob Goldenberg to vice president, commercial operations.
Views: 449
Wilson and Arkon partner up thumbnail image

Wilson and Arkon partner up

May 28 - Wilson and Arkon Shipping have agreed to combine parts of their operations and create one of the largest shortsea bulk shipping players in Europe.
Views: 648
BIFA repeats its call for Brexit extension thumbnail image

BIFA repeats its call for Brexit extension

May 28 - A recent survey of members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has revealed that the majority of freight forwarders believe an extension to the Brexit transition period is desirable.
Views: 513

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.