Port of Antwerp Will Be the First to Test an Intelligent Bracelet to Avoid Covid-19

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If port workers come to close to each other, the digital bracelet will make a sound. This is how technology will help to keep 6 feet of social distancing.

The device has been created by Rombit and is now available as Romware Covid Radius.

A second advantage is the privacy-compliant contact tracing. Checking back to see who’s been in contact with newly identified patients with an infectious disease is an important technique for containing the coronavirus pandemic.

Port Of Antwerp To Host The Launch Of The World Ports Sustainability Program

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The international port community is taking up the challenge to help shape a sustainable supply chain for the future. It is within this context that 22 and 23 March 2018 will see the official launch of the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) in the Port of Antwerp.
The program is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals drawn up by the United Nations. With WPSP, global ports aim to enhance and coordinate future sustainability efforts around five essential themes: future-proof infrastructure, climate and energy, societal integration of ports, safety and security as well as governance and ethics. The program is initiated by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and developed in cooperation with regional and international port-related organizations.

Ro-ro is thriving in Port of Antwerp

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The freight volume handled by the port of Antwerp continues to expand. After nine months the total this year stands at 167.1 million tonnes, an increase of 3.3% compared with the same period last year.

Ro-ro freight is experiencing strong growth this year: so far it is up 10.7% to 3,752,577 tonnes. In particular there have been strong imports of paper carried as ro-ro, up by 250,000 tonnes or 89%.

But in fact both imports and exports of rolling stock have expanded on most trading routes. In the meantime the number of cars handled has risen by 3.4% to 919,793

Photo: VASALAND, SOL Continent Line on the River Scheldt © Mike Louagie