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Antwerp set to participate in running of rail  link with Duisburg

The Port of Antwerp has announced it will participate in the existing rail shuttle between the Belgian port and Duisburg in Germany. This direct rail condition was set up in 2006 due to difficult competitive conditions on the roads and rivers between the two ports. It was run jointly by dpa, a subsidiary of the Port of Duisburg (Duisport), and ... Read More »

General strike in Belgium hits ports including Antwerp

Port of Antwerp

A 24-hour general strike is underway in Belgium, with the country’s transportation networks including its ports, coming to a standstill. Belgium’s ports have been blockaded because of the industrial action against austerity, with dock workers amongst those frustrated by government proposals to scrap a cost-of-living wage rise next year. At Europe’s third busiest port, the Port of Antwerp, no operations ... Read More »

Strikes halt operations at Belgian ports

Operations have come to a standstill at the Port of Antwerp

A 24 hour strike at ports in Belgium has brought the country’s shipping trade to a standstill, with Europe’s third largest port, the Port of Antwerp, amongst those affected. As of 11.30 GMT on 24 November, traffic had brought 50 ships at Antwerp to a halt, of which 27 were waiting to leave the port and 23 were waiting to ... Read More »