Antwerp perishables volumes reach 10m tonnes

Antwerp, Belgium: The Port of Antwerp handled almost 10 million tonnes of refrigerated goods in containers in 2017, a 7.5% increase on the previous year.

The growth at Europe’s second largest seaport measured in TEU is 8.5% up from 704,853 TEU in 2016 to 765,105 TEU in 2017, the Port Authority said.

“The continuing growth of reefer traffic via the Port of Antwerp confirms that the range of transhipment and extended services for perishable goods offer real added value to the market”, said Maartje Driessens, business development manager perishables,Antwerp Port Authority.

“We are approaching the 10 million tons mark, which we hope to exceed next year,” he said.