Port of Antwerp agreement with China
Antwerp Port Authority has signed an agreement with the Chinese Port of Caofeidian, forming part of the ‘One Belt One Road’ project, which sees China working to connect its main ports with trade centres around the world.
To further boost trade between them, under the terms of the agreement, the two parties will investigate the possibility of establishing a rail connection between Caofeidian and Antwerp.
The agreement also provides for port professionals from Caofeidian to follow a training package later this year developed specially by APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre, the maritime training institute of the Port of Antwerp. Finally, the two parties have undertaken to carry out mutual promotion and exchange of information.
The ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) project was announced in autumn 2013 with the aim of improving transport connections between Chinese ports and industrial centres on the one hand and trade centres in Asia, the Middle East and Europe on the other.
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11th June 2017