The Port of Antwerp COVID-19 taskforce has recently held its first meeting. It confirmed that the port is considered as essential national infrastructure and is important to keep Belgium and the rest of Europe supplied.
Port of Antwerp has assured continuity because it plays a crucial role in supplying Belgium and a large part of Europe.
On 12 March 2020, the Belgian government announced special measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 whilst asking for important sectors of industry to keep their activities going.
Scotland’s largest agricultural products hub (agri-hub) is now fully operational at the Port of Rosyth, with the arrival of the Baltic Mantis bulk cargo ship and her load of over 30 000 t of animal feed from Argentina.
The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index has recently edged higher as gains in the Panamax and Supramax vessel segments offset lower capesize rates, Reuters reports.
Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the COVID-19 outbreak, sparking general alarm.
ABP has welcomed Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to the Port of Southampton for the launch of the government’s consultation on freeports.
Bunker supplier Trefoil has mandated Inatech to overhaul its management systems in the face of new customs rules that further complicate the Netherland’s bunker business after IMO 2020.
The Port of Ipswich has achieved a tonnage-handling record for an independent producer of sand and gravel in the UK.