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.