Port of Antwerp Says Shortsea Transport is the Future

May 4, 2020 - Shortsea transport is the future, offering countless advantages for shippers and forwarders, according to the Port of Antwerp.

Port of Antwerp offers British and European shippers and forwarders a competitive, sustainable, reliable and rapid transport alternative to road haulage, so that each day cargo reaches its final destination “just-in-time”.

Port of Antwerp currently offers 53 container services per week with destinations ranging from the Mediterranean region and the Iberian peninsula at one end to Russia at the other.

"Our ambition is to offer frequent, regular shortsea services to a number of important destinations," says Dries Van Gheluwe, Key Account Manager Shortsea Shipping at Port of Antwerp. "Container shipping in the first place, but also ro/ro and breakbulk liner services. Our focus regions are currently Spain and Portugal (Iberia), the UK, Ireland and Norway.

"Another trigger to take a close look at your supply chain is the growing focus on sustainable transport and reducing CO2 emissions, as in the European Green Deal. By connecting as many European destinations as possible by shortsea, rail and barge, we offer our customers an end-to-end alternative," Van Gheluwe added.

About Port of Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp is Europe's second-largest port with more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations. The Port annually handles around 238 million tonnes of international maritime freight. For further information, visit: www.portofantwerp.com

SOURCE: Port of Antwerp