A new superport is set to be created in north-west Europe after the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge announced today that they will formally merge.
Talks between the municipal authorities of Antwerp and Bruges began in 2018 and unification will put the superport within touching distance of nearby rival, Europe’s largest container hub, Rotterdam.
Last year, the two ports handled 13.8m (Antwerp, 12m teu, and Zeebrugge, 1.8m teu).
Meanwhile, although the figures for Rotterdam, which had a throughput of 14.8m teu in 2019, have yet to be …
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