November 22 - The Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre, (APEC) a subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, scooped the inaugural People Development award at the annual International Bulk Journal Awards held in London.

The People Development award recognises investment in staff training in the bulk shipping and cargo handling business. Fellow Antwerp company Euroports Belgium took the Environment Protection Award at the ceremony.

APEC has extended its training to Africa, Asia, Europe and South America over many years, training more than 10,500 managers from 140 countries at Antwerp and Flanders. Since 2004, it has been recognised by the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) as a qualified overseas training institution for Chinese delegations.