Port Of Zeebrugge: RX/Seaport Presents 2 Tools In Run Up To Brexit

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In the run up to Brexit, the port of Zeebrugge has presented 2 tools to allow a fluent flow of cargo to and from the UK, despite extra customs administrations which will be implemented after the Brexit deadline.

The development of the RX/SeaPort data sharing platform is an initiative of the Zeebrugge port authority and APZI, the Association of Port of Zeebrugge interests. It is a platform which offers a digital connection between all links in the logistical chain.

“RX/SeaPort guarantees a chainwide solution for cargo shipped from and to the UK quickly and efficiently. Ferry and shortsea traffic will experience new customs regulations after Brexit. If these are handled digitally and efficiently, we will avoid problems.” Joachim Coens, CEO Port of Zeebrugge

RX/SeaPort has launched a wizard, focussing on the impact of Brexit on the logistical process, namely the transportation of goods to (Export) and from (Import) the UK through a Belgian port. Each phase of the import and export flow is illustrated: booking & pre-announcement, customs declaration, guidelines and procedures for departure and arrival at the terminal.

FERRY PORTS

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Ro-Ro, Port Of Zeebrugge’s Success Factor In 2018

In total, the port of Zeebrugge handled over 40 million tonnes of goods in 2018, a rise of 8 percent. This increase is mostly due to the volumes in ro-ro traffics and liquid natural gas, two very important sectors for the port of Zeebrugge. The container volumes are status quo, but the prospects in that sector for 2019 are very positive.

The ro-ro traffic rises 6.4% to a total volume of nearly 16 million tonnes. Growth occurs on the following destinations: UK (+5.7%), Ireland (+16.8%) and Spain (+21.4%). The increase in traffic on Spain is due to Cobelfret’s new connection to Santander and Finnlines’ scaling up of the ships on the Bilbao route. Deepsea roro-traffic also rises 10%.

The discontinuation of the service on Rosyth (-500,000 tonnes) was compensated by the growth on Teesport (+200,000 tonnes) and Hull (LoLo & Roro: + 250.000 tonnes). Zeebrugge handled 2,8 million new vehicles, which is the same result as in 2017.

FERRY PORTS

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Important Brexit-proof Customs Agreement For C.Ro Ports Zeebrugge

Belgian customs recognize C.RO Ports Zeebrugge (CLdN Group) as Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). This is an important achievement for the terminal operator of the CLdN/Cobelfret group.

C.RO Ports Zeebrugge operates daily shortsea services between Zeebrugge and various ports in the UK. The AEO certificate constitutes a strategic weapon for the operator to respond to the forthcoming Brexit.

IN THE MEDIA

By | 2018 Newsletter week 47 | No Comments

Brexit Conference In Port Of Zeebrugge

“Every link in the logistics chain must be Brexit-proof”

Joachim Coens, CEO MBZ Port of Zeebrugge

A day after the British cabinet approved a Brexit agreement, the Session Brexit conference took place in the Flemish port city of Zeebrugge. The further consequences of the divorce between the UK and the EU were the central theme.

PORTS

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Zeebrugge Grows 7.7% After Third Quarter

Port of Zeebrugge has reported a growth of 7.7% after the first three quarters of 2018 compared to the same period last year.

The ro-ro traffic grew 8.2% to a total of nearly 12 million tonnes. Growth is registered for the UK (+2.3%), Ireland (+7.8%) and Scandinavia (+1.7%)

Zeebrugge handled a total of 2,091,374 new vehicles (+0.4%).

FERRY FINANCE

By | 2018 Newsletter week 39 | No Comments

Attica Group Sees Increased Traffic Volumes In All Segments In First Half Year

Attica published its H1 results, which includes Hellenic Seaways for the first time since its acquisition.

+ Consolidated Revenue = EUR 131.68m (112.04m)

+ EBITDA = 8.81m (7.07m)

The Group’s traffic volumes, considering full consolidation of HSW only for June (1.6.2018 – 30.6.2018), increased to 2.05m pax (+32.5%), 278.71k cars (+27.0%) and 167.88k freight units (+14.5%).

TECHNOLOGY

By | 2018 Newsletter week 39 | No Comments

Kongsberg Wins Contracts For Nine Hybrid Ro-Ro Vessels

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded contracts with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co., to deliver power and hybrid systems to the nine ro-ro vessels ordered by Grimaldi Group.

The contract scope includes supply and integration of large battery systems, shaft generators, frequency converters and energy management systems.

SHORT NEWS

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Zeebrugge celebrated the christening of CLdN’s ro-ro DELPHINE on 20 September 2018. The ceremony was held in the evening, to have the best conditions for the fireworks.

(Photo: Dirk Neyts)

  

  • Wightlink’s hybrid car ferry, VICTORIA OF WIGHT, was officially named on Thursday 20 September by Her Royal Highness Sophie The Countess of Wessex.
  • Transmediterranea’s new ferry VILLA DEL TEROR has been on sea trials and could be ready in a month.
  • Ferry GALAXY has ended its charter with Africa Morocco Link (AML) and has left Algeciras bound for Trapani, Italy.
  • CLdN Ro-Ro started to offer three direct calls between Rotterdam and Leixoes. Departure Leixoes: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. Departure Rotterdam Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

FERRY PORTS

By | 2018 Newsletter week 33 | No Comments

Ro-Ro Continues To Grow In Port Of Zeebrugge

Port of Zeebrugge has reported a growth of 6.3% during the first semester. A total of 19,450,286 tons of cargo has been processed. The increase is situated in the ro-ro sector (+9.3%), fluid bulk goods (+15.1%) and the container sector (+6.1%).

Ro-ro ferry growth is registered for the UK (+1.9%), Ireland (+9.1%), Scandinavia (+4.2%) and Southern Europe (+23.6%).