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Antwerp sees shortsea surge

[ June 16, 2021   //   ]

Shortsea connections to and from Antwerp grew steadily in the first four months of 2021 due partly to an increase in feeder transhipment volumes as a number of direct deepsea calls in the UK were suspended.

The port said that the disruption to liner services had led to additional shortsea connections to and from Irish and British ports such as Liverpool and London. Furthermore, goods from Antwerp are increasingly being carried directly to Ireland instead of via the ‘land bridge’ viathe UK.

Grimaldi, for example, is adding new services to Ireland in order to meet customer demand for transport post-Brexit said the port such as the new Antwerp-Cork ro ro service offering two departures per week.