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  • Antwerp is located in the Hamburg-Le Havre Range. The ports in this range partly serve the same hinterland and thus are competing for the same customers.
  • Logistical know-how is also deeply rooted in the numerous distribution companies. In total they offer over 4.8 million m 2 of covered storage space. A large part of this warehouse space is designed to cater to the special needs of particular products. An ever-growing number of distribution firms also offer value-added logistics. These activities include items such as preassembly, labelling, quality control, inventory management, and after-sale service. As logistic service providers they take the management of the flow of goods out of the hands of the customer, and attend to the administration of the entire information flow as well. By leaving the logistics side to specialists, producers are able to concentrate on their core activities and gain in competitiveness and effectiveness.
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    • 1. The Port of Antwerp : Entering a new decade Dr. Chris Coeck BDM Transport Insurance Seminar 2010
    • 2. Causal link between growth of trade and GDP
    • 3. History : 16th century Most important European port
    • 4. The Port of Antwerp
        • Total surface: 13.057 ha
        • Quai length: 160 km
        • Railway: 1.113 km
        • Roads: 400 km
        • Covered storage space: 530 ha
        • 2 nd largest port in Europe
        • 2 nd largest petrochemical cluster in the world after Houston, Texas (USA)
    • 5. The Port of Antwerp
    • 6. Multifunctional port: today and in the future INDUSTRY LOGISTICS CARGO
    • 7. Maritime cargo transport 2009
    • 8. Shipping freight volumes 1990-2009 Total 158 million tonnes
    • 9. Shipping freight volumes 1990-2009 Containers 87,2 million tonnes = 7,3 million TEU
    • 10. Ranking of world ports
    • 11. Ranking of the world container ports
    • 12. Market share of containers
    • 13.
      • Where does the success of Antwerp comes from?
    • 14. Success factors
      • Wide variety of regular services to all destinations
      • Location in the heart of Europe
      • Excellent hinterland connections
      • Appropriate storage solutions for each product
      • Collaboration with hinterland hubs
      • Free capacity
    • 15. Geographical location in the heart of the European blue banana (Healy & Baker) 60 % of European purchasing power within 300 km of Antwerp
    • 16. Night shot of the European “blue banana”
    • 17. Quality and high productivity Productivity of container terminals
    • 18. Excellent connections to the hinterland
    • 19. Most important European distribution port
    • 20. 5.3 million m² of covered warehouse space
    • 21. Largest petrochemical centre of Western Europe, second worldwide
    • 22. Second petrochemical cluster worldwide
      • The largest maritime petrochemical clusters in the world are compared with respect to 39 important chemical substances (products, semi-manufactured goods, raw materials). For 5 chemicals, Antwerp is the leading maritime centre of the world, for 14 products the second most important and for 4 the third.
      1st 2 nd 3 rd Greater Houston 24 3 2 Antwerp 5 14 4 Rotterdam 3 10 7 Teesside 5 4 4 Marseille 2 1 6 Tarragona 0 4 2 Singapore 0 0 5
    • 23. Important personal effort of all people working in the port
    • 24.
      • What is the local impact of the port ?
    • 25. The Antwerp port as an economic engine Employment 64.900 direct 118.200 indirect 183.100 full time equivalents
    • 26.
      • 20,5 billion euro value added annually
      • = 10,6% of GDP of Flanders
      • = 6,1% of GDP of Belgium
      The Antwerp port as an economic engine Value added
    • 27. Port and infrastructural development
    • 28. Continued investments
        • Continued investments to enhance the leading role and performance of the port
        • Investing in future port development
          • To improve the attractiveness of a port for individual port users or for groups of users
        • Opportunities to improve the competitive position
    • 29. Continued investments
        • The port of Antwerp is ready to enhance its leading position
        • Investments in foreland and hinterland of the port
        • Investments in hard and soft values
          • Hard : infrastructure investments and further development
          • Soft Values : strategy / organisational aspects / working conditions
        • Double approach
    • 30. Future investments in infrastructure
      • Deepening of the river Scheldt
      • Second access to the Left Bank
      • Additional terminal capacity (Saeftinghe Development Area)
      • Road infrastructure
      • Railway infrastructure
      • Barge transport
    • 31. Deepening of the river Scheldt
        • Tidal-independent sailings for vessels with a draft up to 13.10 meters (before: 12.30 meters)
        • Up to 75% of all currently tide-dependant vessels will be able to call Antwerp without restrictions
        • Wider tidal windows for seagoing vessels with a draft of < 16 metres
    • 32. Second access to the left bank
      • Second lock for seagoing vessels accessing the left bank
      • Operational by 2013-2014
      • Biggest lock worldwide: dimensions:
        • length: 500 metres
        • width: 68 metres
        • depth: 17.80 metres
    • 33. Container capacity available Deurganck dock
      • Most recent dock
      • 5.3 km of quay
      • > 7 million TEU capacity
      • Free capacity available today !
    • 34. Capacity development : a port for the future Saeftinghe Development Area
        • In order to ascertain the growth potential of the port, an extension scenario is selected (construction of a large scale container tidal dock)
        • But not only containers !
        • Saeftinghe Development Area
          • an area with maritime, industrial, logistical and distribution functions
    • 35. Capacity development : a port for the future Saeftinghe Development Area
        • Area for maritime, industial and logistic services
        • Total surface ca. 1.070 ha
        • Market consultation with very strong interest in container handling and tank storage.
        • Trimodal polyvalent area
        • Single most important long term project for the port of Antwerp
          • Economic crisis will not result in abandoning the project
    • 36. Development modal split container transport Policy targets for the port of Antwerp
    • 37. Investments in hinterland connections Road transport
      • The port is surrounded by highways
      • Direct access to surrounding countries and easy connection to Eastern Europe
      • Merely 40 km from Brussels, the capital of the EU
    • 38.
        • Antwerp, the 2nd biggest rail port in Europe
          • > 25 million tonnes per annum
          • 1100 km tracks in the port
          • Open access infrastructure
        • Each terminal has a rail connection
          • 26 shunting yards
          • 220 loaded freight trains daily
      • Investments in rail infrastructure
      • Ambition to increase rail freight volume (Master plan Rail 2009-2018)
      Investments in hinterland connections Rail transport
    • 39.
      • Masterplan Antwerp Rail 2009-2018
      • Mission
        • Actions to create favourable conditions aiming to increase the share of rail in hinterland transport and to improve the market share of Antwerp in Europe.
      Investments in hinterland connections Actions of the port of Antwerp
    • 40.
      • Masterplan Antwerp Rail 2009-2018 :
        • Consolidation project Antwerp Intermodal Solutions
        • Improve the efficiency of rail in the port area
      • Infrastructural works
        • Liefkenshoekrailtunnel
        • Second Railway access to the port
        • Iron Rhine
      Investments in hinterland connections Actions of the port of Antwerp
    • 41.
      • Monitoring of railway market and determination of strategy
      • Infrastructural projects
      • Conditions for an open, transparant and competitive railway market
      • Hinterland services and prequencesdiensten en frequenties
      • Promotion and communication
      Investments in hinterland connections Five domains of actions for railway projects
    • 42.
      • Mission
        • To strengthen the role of inland navigation to and from the port of Antwerp, aiming at an increase of market share of inland navigation in the modal split
      Investments in hinterland connections Inland navigation
    • 43.
      • Improvement of capacity of Albert Canal (2010)
      • Renovation Royers lock (2013)
      • Waiting possibilites in Northern port area (2010-2011)
      • Renovation of the Van Cauwelaert lock ( 2008-2011)
      Investments in hinterland connections Inland navigation
    • 44.
      • Master Plan 2009-2018
        • Improved infrastructure
          • Widening of the Albert canal and heightening bridges
          • Renovation of locks
        • Supporting systems:
          • Barge Traffic System
          • Consolidation of small volumes
        • etc.
      Investments in hinterland connections Inland navigation
    • 45.
      • Analysis and policy analysis
      • Optimisation of operational and administrative processes in the port
      • Infrastructural projects
      • Introduction and implementation of technologies for improving the efficiency, environmental performance and safety
      • Cooperation, promotion and networking of inland navigation actors and stakeholders.
      Investments in hinterland connections Five domains of actions for railway projects
    • 46. How will the Antwerp Port Authority cope with the challenges of the market ?
        • Specific Intermodal specialists in the Department of Strategy and Development
          • Determination of strategic projects with respect to rail, road and inland navigation
          • Masterplan Rail
          • Masterplan Inland Navigation
        • Specific Hinterland team
          • Identification of possible projects and participations in the hinterland of the port
          • To guarantee a congestion free flow of containers to and from the hinterland
          • Development of extended gates, consolidation hubs and transferia
    • 47. Continued investment of the port of Antwerp
      • The Port Authority is also investing in:
        • purchase of tugs (three under construction, four on order)
        • purchase of split barges and pusher
        • suction hopper dredging
        • ro/ro facilities at Verrebroek dock and Doel dock
        • finishing of the Verrebroek dock
        • renovation/investment for quays on right bank
        • construction of a new Port Authority headquarters
    • 48.  
    • 49. The Port of Antwerp : Entering a new decade Dr. Chris Coeck BDM Transport Insurance Seminar 2010

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