Intermodal marketplace and "Rail Experience"

Intermodal marketplace and "Rail Experience"

Port of Antwerp-Bruges' Intermodal Marketplace took place today. On the occasion of this event, ​ a unique train tour of the port area in Antwerp was organised.

More than 500 participants

Today, Port of Antwerp-Bruges' Intermodal Marketplace took place at the Handelsbeurs in Antwerp. At this event, Port of Antwerp-Bruges brings together rail, barge and short-sea shipping providers with shipping companies, forwarders and shippers (companies that use transport).

Fifty European rail, barge and short-sea operators presented their connections there, and European shippers, forwarders and logistics companies discovered the latest connections for their cargo. More than 500 participants attended.

During an interview, BASF and Caterpillar emphasised that Port of Antwerp-Bruges is excellently equipped to receive all types of transports and goods. A smooth flow of cargo is important for a performing supply chain. That is why we are constantly expanding the range of our alternative transport modes. Rail, inland navigation, shortsea and night logistics, are the transport modes of the future. The involvement of all actors is a must for a sustainable supply chain.

Unique train tour of the port area

On the occasion of this event, Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Infrabel, SNCB and Lineas organised a unique train tour of the port area in Antwerp. More than 300 participants got to know this aspect of the port in a unique way during a three-hour 'rail experience'.

The train, which picked up participants in Bruges and Ghent, made a stop in Antwerp-Central.

After the train ride, participants went to the Intermodal Marketplace.

Jacques Vandermeiren (CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges), Benoît Gilson (CEO Infrabel), Bernard Gustin (CEO Lineas), Gerd De Vos (director Technics, SNCB) en Nils Van Vliet (CEO Railport)
Jacques Vandermeiren (CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges), Benoît Gilson (CEO Infrabel), Bernard Gustin (CEO Lineas), Gerd De Vos (director Technics, SNCB) en Nils Van Vliet (CEO Railport)
Intermodal Marketplace
Intermodal Marketplace

 

 

 

 

 

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About Port of Antwerp-Bruges

With an overall throughput of 289 million tonnes per year, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a critical hub in worldwide trade and industry. The port is a crucial link for the handling of containers, breakbulk and for the throughput of vehicles. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is home to 1,400 companies and accommodates the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. The port provides, directly and indirectly, a total of around 164,000 jobs and generates an added value of 21 billion euros.
 
The ambition for Port of Antwerp-Bruges is clear - to become the world's first port that reconciles economy, people and climate. As well as growing in a sustainable way, the Port also aims to focus on its unique position as a logistics, maritime and industrial centre and to take the lead in the transition to a circular and low-carbon economy. Together with the port community, customers and other partners, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is actively seeking innovative solutions for a sustainable future. High on the agenda is its responsibility for the environment and the surrounding society. 

The port sites of Antwerp and Zeebrugge are operated by the Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority, a limited liability company of public law with the City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges as its shareholders. The port employs 1,800 people. Vice-Mayor of Antwerp Annick De Ridder is President of the Board of Directors, the Mayor of Bruges Dirk De fauw is the Vice-President. Jacques Vandermeiren is CEO and President of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the port’s day-to-day management. 

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