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N°4 - September 2013

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Amsterdam shuttle: launch of paperless customs concept

The partners of the PSA Antwerp – Amsterdam shuttle are proud to announce that, as from end of August 2013, the Amsterdam bound import containers now benefit from a paperless cross-border customs concept.

Since June 2012 PSA Antwerp, CT Vrede, MCT Lucassen and Portmade are offering a barge shuttle product between PSAA terminals Q913, Q869, Q1742 and Q420 and both CT Vrede locations in Amsterdam and Zaandam. In our continuous efforts to improve the service offering of this product a new milestone has been achieved: since end of August 2013 containers that are being transported via this barge shuttle now benefit from a cross-border paperless customs concept, unique in its kind.

To learn more about this successful launch, please click here.

Port of Antwerp: 18,000 TEU ready

According to a study performed by the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services the latest generation of containerships can access the port of Antwerp. These ocean giants carry up to 18,000 TEU and are about 400 meters long and 60 meters wide.

The study contains research about the nautical feasibility of calling Antwerp, including the results of various simulation scenarios. Simulations were carried out jointly by the Flanders Hydraulics Research center and the nautical pilot department of the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services.

PortExecutive Seminar: 9-10 September in Antwerp

The PortExecutive Seminar is a two-day executive training program exploring challenges faced by port managers and regulators. Following two successful editions in Greece and France, the 2013 edition heads to Antwerp. The seminar provides port and port-related professionals with an in-depth, thorough analysis of the port's competitive environment; port governance, private-public partnership and port supply chains brought to you by leading academic experts.

For more information about this seminar, please click here.

Antwerp ranked as preferred logistics hub in Europe

Global real estate advisers 'Colliers International' has ranked Antwerp as one of the best logistics hubs in Europe in its latest report 'Logistics Cities, a European Comparison'.

The report examines both mature and emerging logistics and industrial centers across Europe and ranks them based on several criteria, which all play a determining role in site selection for manufacturing and distribution activities.

For more information and a downloadable version of this study, please click here.

Flemish Port Day @ PSA Antwerp: 22 September 2013

On 22 September, the four Flemish ports (Antwerp, Ghent, Ostend and Zeebrugge) will open their doors to the general public. With the slogan 'Is this your perception of the port?', the intention of the Port Day is to make the general public acquainted with the diversity of port activities. We therefore kindly invite you and your family to seize this opportunity, and visit PSA Antwerp.

We are thrilled to welcome you at our Deurganck Terminal in Doel, where you will be given the opportunity to discover the ins and outs of our container terminal operations. 

For practical details, please click here. Hope to see you there!

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