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Antwerp seeks UK representative

[ February 15, 2018   //   ]

The port of Antwerp is to appoint a full-time representative in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation in the UK now that Brexit is looming.

With an annual freight volume of nearly 14 million tonnes (2017), commercial relations between the port and the UK are very significant with the country its third-largest trading partner,” explained international networks manager, Luc Arnouts. But he added: “On the other hand the volume shrank by nearly 8% last year, probably due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.”

Antwerp Port Authority is keen to maintain and further strengthen the port’s position in the UK and expand its shortsea container services with the UK and Ireland,” declared Arnouts.

The new representative will develop a local business network, to fly the flag for the port and to act as intermediary between customers and the solutions that Antwerp has to offer.” Candidates have until the end of March to submit their application:
The port is also planning a roadshow in the UK including a Port Day in Birmingham on 20 June and a stakeholders’ meeting in London on 21 June.