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Port of Antwerp taskforce confirms it is 100% operational

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 remains open

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

 
 

Port of Antwerp remains operational

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.

 

New agri-hub fully operational at the Port of Rosyth

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.

 

Higher rates for smaller vessels lift Baltic index

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.

 

Coronavirus hits global shipping

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.