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Port of Antwerp remains open

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Port of Antwerp has assured continuity because it plays a crucial role in supplying Belgium and a large part of Europe.

The Port of Antwerp confirms that the entire port is and will remain operational during this difficult period. Under the terms of the Ministerial Decree concerning measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, the port is designated as ‘essential national infrastructure.’ As such, logistics chains must remain assured and the nation kept supplied.

  • Logistics chains will remain assured and the nation kept supplied.
  • Companies in the port will remain operational, with support from a special taskforce.
  • Working from home is encouraged as much as possible for those employees who can.

The Port of Antwerp is an essential hub for keeping Belgium and a large part of Europe supplied. Essential goods such as foodstuffs, fuel and other supplies and raw materials that are necessary to keep crucial and less crucial industries operational will continue to be carried via our ports in the coming weeks and months. The Port of Antwerp emphasises that with the help of its employees, the port community is doing everything necessary to maintain the supply chains and keep Belgium and the rest of Europe supplied.

A multidisciplinary, cross-border taskforce has been set up to ensure correct functioning of the port, and to assess whether additional measures are needed and keep all stakeholders in the port informed of these.

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