November 27 - The first concrete has been laid for the Port of Antwerp's EUR340million (USD440.3million) 'Deurganckdocklock' - the world's largest lock due to open in spring 2016.

Deurganckdocklock will be the second lock between the Belgian region of Waasland - the port area on the left bank of the River Scheldt - and the Waasland Canal link to the North Sea.

The new development is set to benefit the Waasland region by increasing the lock system capability, capacity and availability; enhancing access to other regional docks, including to the world's largest ships; in addition to strengthening Antwerp's position as the second-busiest port in Europe.