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Monday, August 19, 2019

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New Crane for OCHA Training Center

The Belgium port worker training center OCHA recently received a new Liebherr mobile harbor crane type LHM 120. The machine will be used for practice-based trainings of crane operators. Located in the heart of the Port of Antwerp OCHA offers various trainings for port workers. OCHA specializes in practical crane training. Crane operators can train their driving skills in a realistic environment and get down to business with state-of-the-art material. OCHA belongs to CEPA, a cooperative organization of private port operators. The first crane Liebherr provided to OCHA was a fixed cargo crane FCC 230

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Antwerp Sets up Maritime Training Institute in Brazil

The port of Antwerp is to make its know-how and expertise available to further professionalise the management of ports in Brazil. It will do this by among other things providing a special series of seminars in two already active training centres for maritime professionals in Brazil. The initiative is laid down in a Memorandum of Understanding that was signed on Tuesday this week by Marc Van Peel with among others Maurício Quintella, the Brazilian minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation. The port of Antwerp has already applied a similar model successfully in India, where a special

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Port of Antwerp Looking for Full-Time Representative in the UK

 The port of Antwerp has decided to appoint a full-time representative in the UK, based in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation there now that Brexit is looming closer.    "Antwerp Port Authority is now in search of a full-time representative to further raise Antwerp’s profile on the British market," said a press statement from the company.   Concerning the job description, Luc Arnouts, the Port Authority’s International Networks manager explained: “We expect this person to develop a relevant local business network

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Belgian Port Workers Strike

national unions in protest over the erosion of index-linked pay rises and tax increases.   The strike is having a major effect on shipping operations in the area, with the ports of Zeebrugge, Ghent and Antwerp particularly affected. A backlog of 65 ships is waiting at anchorage to call the Port of Antwerp with a further 12 vessels waiting to depart, ISS Belgium has advised.  

Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO Antwerp Port Authority

Bruyninckx Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday at a ceremony in Rotterdam. The distinction forms part of the IBJ Awards which are presented annually by the International Bulk Journal. The Award recognises Eddy Bruyninckx’ achievements over the past 20 years in developing the port of Antwerp into a world player, able to handle ships of all types and sizes, where cargoes of all sorts find suitable logistics facilities and storage. The award ceremony, held this year in the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam, will move to Antwerp in November next year. “This Award is recognition

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