Watch: Strong Winds Topple Containers at Port of Antwerp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUNsdZPvSQI Check out this video filmed Sunday at the Port of Antwerp as strong winds pummeled the area. According to the uploader, the port experienced hurricane-force winds gusts or more than 64 knots - a 12 on the Beaufort scale. As you can see, the winds were so strong that they knocked over multiple stacks of containers on the dock, … [Read more...]

Port of Antwerp Exploring Carbon Capture to Help Fight Climate Change

The Port of Antwerp is looking into the possibility of using carbon capture as one way of helping fight against climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Europe's second busiest port. Antwerp Port Authority announced it has teamed up with gas infrastructure operator Fluxy's to explore opportunities for carbon capture, storage and reuse at the port. "The … [Read more...]

Belgian Port on the Front Line Has Brexit Britain in Its Sights

By Dara Doyle (Bloomberg) -- At Antwerp’s sprawling port, the ripples from Brexit are already apparent. The Belgian port saw trade with the U.K. drop 5 percent in 2017, the first decline in five years. Against that backdrop, Antwerp -- described by Napoleon as a “pistol pointed at the heart of England” -- is seeking a representative in the U.K.’s industrial … [Read more...]

Oil Tanker Grounds on Scheldt River After Run-In with Bulk Carrier

A 188-meter oil tanker ran aground on the Western Scheldt while departing the Port of Antwerp on Wednesday following a close encounter with a bulk carrier, according to reports. The Port of Antwerp posted pictures showing the German-flagged MT Seatrout aground at low tide near Bath, Netherlands. After closing the port to vessels less than 200m, tugs helped refloat the … [Read more...]

Car Carrier Catches Fire at Antwerp Dock

A serious fire broke out overnight in the cargo area of a pure car and truck carrier docked at the Port of Antwerp.  According to reports the fire erupted just after midnight aboard the 1988-built Silver Sky, which had just loaded secondhand vehicles bound for West Africa. Early reports say the fire is believed to have originated in one of the vehicles and … [Read more...]