The Port of Antwerp conducts steel session
The Port of Antwerp organised a session for Indian steel companies at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi on 16th February, in partnership with the Indian Steel Association. The objective was to showcase Antwerp as the gateway port for steel exports and imports between the India-europe corridor. Antwerp logistics companies offering terminal handling, value added logistics and steel service centers discussed their offerings with leading steel players in the Indian industry.
Luc Arnouts, Director International Relations, Antwerp Port Authority highlighted Antwerp as Europe's leading steel port backed by some very impressive figures for steel. In 2017, the Port handled 223.6 million tonnes of freight volumes of which conventional break bulk rose by 6.6 per cent to 15.3 million tonnes of which steel was 8.2 million tonnes. A significant portion of this was contributed by Indian steel thereby demonstrating the confidence of Indian steel traders in the Port. He outlined that the port's focus is to be a reliable partner to shippers offered through its regular break-bulk sailings to global markets and excellent quadrimodal options available in rail, road, barge and pipeline operations connecting to the European hinterland. Ann