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Port of Zeebrugge unveils digital tools ahead Brexit

Belgium’s Port of Zeebrugge unveiled two tools to allow a fluent flow of cargo to and from the UK, in view of the extra customs administrations which will be implemented after the Brexit deadline. The two tools are presented under the development of the RX/SeaPort data sharing platform.

Chemical leak reported on Ro-Ro in Zeebrugge

According to information, there was a chemical leak on board the Finnish Ro-Ro Mistral at Zeebrugge, Belgium, on October 29. Emergency services responded to the leak, while cargo operations were stopped. Until now, it is not known what kind of chemicals leaked, nor the volume.

Europe, China increase trade through Belt and Road Initiative

When Cosco took over the operation of the port of Piraeus, running the shipyard has been the first project since 2016. Cosco chose Piraeus to be China’s gateway to Europe, under the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as other ports, increasing trade between the continents.

CMA CGM acquired 10% stake in Zeebrugge Terminal

CMA CGM announce that it acquired 10% equity interest in CSP Zeebrugge Terminal from Cosco’s subsidiary China Shipping Ports. CMA CGM acquired the 10% equity interest through its wholly-owned subsidiary CMA Terminals. Cosco Shipping Ports completed the acquisition of the remaining 76% equity interest in November 2017.

ICO plans cold ironing service at Port of Zeebrugge

International Car Operators signed an agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge for a 54-hectare expansion of the Bastenaken car terminal. The expansion will connect Bastenaken with the Hanze terminal. As part of the expansion, ICO aims to supply electricity to charge future terminal handling equipment.

LNG from Yamal simultaneously transhiped in Zeebrugge

On Tuesday 1 May, LNG from Sabetta on the Siberian peninsula Yamal was transhipped simultaneously in Zeebrugge for the first time. Namely, LNG was transhiped from the ice class vessel “Eduard Toll” into the conventional LNG carrier “Pskov” for further transport to Asia.  In 2015 the terminal of Fluxys was selected as transhipment hub for LNG from the Yamal gasfield.

European ports key for Belt and Road Initiative development

China is currently carrying out its large foreign policy project, called Belt and Road Initiative. In the concept of this policy, Chinese companies are making big investments at European ports, hoping to connect Europe and Asia enhance China’s power.

Wind turbines to be installed in Port of Zeebrugge

The installation of the 11 wind turbines will be done in cooperation with the Port of Zeebrugge and Engie Electrabel, a local electricity and gas supplier, and the turbines are expected to start operations in 2019.

COSCO signs Port of Zeebrugge concession deal

A signing ceremony took place, between COSCO and the Port of Zeebrugge, in Brussels, for the concession terms of Zeebrugge Terminal. During the event a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the COSCO and CMA CGM Group, for CMA’s initial investment of 10% in CSP Zeebrugge.

World’s first LNG-powered dredger named

DEME’s latest newbuild, the trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Minerva’, was officially named in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, on June 23rd. The 3,500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger is the first dredging vessel in the world equipped with dual fuel engines and capable of operating in LNG mode.

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