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Belgium’s Port of Antwerp becomes the gateway to Europe

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The new development will help to promote trade and relations between Ecuador and the European territory

The Port of Antwerp in Belgium has become the gateway to Europe to promote trade and relations between  Ecuador and the European territory. For that reason, the Port of Antwerp has signed a  Cooperation and Friendship agreement with the Port Authority of Guayaquil.

The agreement will allow both parties to work together on developing associations, promoting bilateral cooperation and improving economic activities to a large extent. 

It is reported that the Port of Antwerp has a capacity of 15 million TEU and it is additionally planning 7 million to its capacity. It is in fact the second largest port in Europe and the14th biggest port in the world. Last year, the port worked largely with perishable goods worth 11.4 million tonnes. 

For decades, the Port of Antwerp has been a leader in shipment of second-hand vehicles, media reports said. In another development, the port will gain a new LNG bunker barge in early 2021 to support the shipping industry. 

Ronald van Selm, CTO of Titan LNG added, “We would like to thank Kooiman Marine Group for building another landmark LNG bunker vessel. We are very anxious to add this vessel to our fleet of owned and chartered LNG bunker vessels. Building on the very fruitful cooperation during the development and building process, we are confident that together with Fluxys, LNG bunkering in Antwerp will be a daily business soon. Jointly with the Port of Antwerp, we have already delivered LNG numerous times with the FlexFueler001, so we can guarantee our customers the safety framework is in place and functioning.”

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