March 28 - For the second year in succession the Port of Antwerp has been awarded the Environmental World Ports Award - during the World Ports and Trade Summit (WPTS) in Abu Dhabi.

Last week, operators, officials and industry leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the achievements of the world's top performing ports in areas of efficiency, innovation, environment, safety and security at WPTS. More than 300 industry professionals attended the event.

Port of Antwerp scooped the environmental World Ports Award. The award recognises a port that has made a notable contribution to the environment.

Antwerp triumphed over a shortlist containing Sydney Ports, Port of Gothenburg, Port of Rotterdam and Port of Los Angeles.

"It is a great honour for the port of Antwerp to receive an award for the second year running, taking home the WPTS Environmental Award. We consider this as recognition for the efforts that companies and public partners have made in the field of environment and sustainability," commented Eddy Bruyninckx, ceo of the Antwerp Port Authority.