Damage at Port of Antwerp-Bruges due to persistent blockages amounts to millions of euros: “Can have adverse consequences” (Luchtbal-Rozemaai)

Damage at Port of Antwerp-Bruges due to persistent blockages amounts to millions of euros: “Can have adverse consequences” (Luchtbal-Rozemaai)
Damage at Port of Antwerp-Bruges due to persistent blockages amounts to millions of euros: “Can have adverse consequences” (Luchtbal-Rozemaai)
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The ongoing blockages in the merged ports of Zeebrugge and Antwerp are causing millions of euros in damage. Port alderman Annick De Ridder (N-VA) said this on Friday.

Source: BELGA

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According to the port authority, the situation in Antwerp is now slightly better than in Zeebrugge, where it is still very unrest. De Ridder states that in addition to economic damage, international reputational damage is also lurking around the corner.

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“If shipping companies and other customers no longer see our port as a reliable link in the entire chain, they will move their activities to ports in neighboring countries,” says De Ridder. “The damage caused by these actions can have adverse consequences for employment and can quickly run into millions of euros.”

On Friday, the border with the Netherlands was partly closed in the north of the province of Antwerp. On Wednesday, part of the Waaslandhaven and the North Sea Terminal were blocked. On Thursday, the farmers’ focus was on PSA’s Europa Terminal and the site around the German chemical giant BASF. Access to BASF remains problematic on Friday as well.

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The article is in Dutch

Belgium

Tags: Damage Port AntwerpBruges due persistent blockages amounts millions euros adverse consequences LuchtbalRozemaai

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