Bruyninckx Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, 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 for the entire Antwerp port community which after the deep recession of 2009 showed more than ever that it is able to deal with any challenge, thanks to the creative and dedicated people who work there,” declared Eddy Bruyninckx after receiving the Award. “The port of Antwerp has expanded rapidly in the past few years, with liquid bulk as our main engine of growth followed closely by containers. The future also looks bright, with a new record year in the short term and industrial investments in our port amounting to billions of euros in the medium and long term. We will continue this impetus, as investments in infrastructure – both public and private – are an important lever for economic development, job creation and added value."