European Federation of Inland Ports
Fédération Européenne des Ports Intérieurs
Europäischer Verband der Binnenhäfen
Port competition is a naval battle fought ashore
Sir Ferdinand Suykens (1927-2002), Founding Chairman of ESPO
Port of Antwerp joins the European Federation of Inland Ports
At its meeting in Vlissingen, EFIP members officially endorsed the membership of the Port of Antwerp. Antwerp is more than the second largest European sea port. With an inland waterway throughput of almost 90 million tons, Antwerp has also an important inland port function. Currently, one third of the hinterland container traffic to and from the port goes by waterway. The port wants to raise this share up to 40% by 2020.
Good news about our ports
Rotterdam and Antwerp are working on a more efficient barge handling in their ports
In order to tackle inefficiencies in inland container shipping, such as long waiting times and unpredictable schedules, the Port of Rotterdam developed Nextlogic. With this initiative, inland vessels will not only be allocated time slots for handling at the terminals and depots in the port, but the number of containers per call will also be increased by bundling.