Port of Antwerp Shows Off to North American Ports

Press Release
Monday, October 08, 2012

Port Of Antwerp seeks to further consolidate market share with representative visits to Chicago, Houston & Montreal.

When it comes to trade with North America, Antwerp has the largest market share of any European port. To consolidate and further extend its market share in this region, the Port of Antwerp recently sent a road show to the US and Canada.

As the second-largest port in Europe, Antwerp has plenty of advantages to offer its North-American trading partners. Its location deep inland enables customers to get physically close to many large European markets, bringing the goods quickly and efficiently to their final destination.

The presence of a well-developed logistics cluster with more than 5.5 million square metres of covered storage area means that customers benefit from a wide range of added-value activities. In addition Antwerp has the largest integrated petrochemical cluster in Europe, with wide-ranging expertise in for example tank storage, refining and waste processing. It is therefore hardly surprising that liquid bulk transshipment accounts for 25% of Antwerp's freight volume.

Finally, Antwerp is accessible to the very largest container carriers. The largest lock in the world is under construction, and safety has long been a top priority.

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