Port of Antwerp-Bruges visits Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to renew the ties between the port, Indian officials and the captains of industry of various economic sectors.
The delegation is headed by Luc Arnouts – VP International Networks & Relations, & consists of senior representatives of the Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority, APEC (Antwerp/ Flanders Port Training Center), Port of Antwerp-Bruges International (consultancy, management solutions, strategic investments and training) and NxtPort International (neutral data exchange platform)
Port of Antwerp-Bruges has been actively engaged in India for a long time & has had a representation office in Mumbai since 2006.
India is an important trade partner and exports from India to Europe via Port of Antwerp-Bruges include steel, project cargo, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive components and engineering goods,
The recent initiatives of the Indian Government to boost the logistics sector and reduce logistics cost offer a substantial opportunity for Port of Antwerp-Bruges. The port expects that these key initiatives will see this sector grow at an unprecedented rate.
To Port of Antwerp-Bruges, today one of the main European ports for the import of natural gas, the National Hydrogen Mission of India is a very interesting development. The port’s mission is to become one of the main ports for the import of green hydrogen to be used in industrial clusters in Europe.
In close cooperation with the training institute, private players and other authorities in India, Port of Antwerp-Bruges International supports projects by sharing expertise. There are collaborations with amongst others IITM (Indian Institute of Technologies Madras), Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Kolkata and Haldia dock Complex. The Maritime Indian Vision 2030-2047 offers additional opportunities in supporting ports in reaching their targets.
NxtPort is a tech spin-out of the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, which has been enabling resilient, sustainable and competitive port operations, through its next gen, neutral data exchange platform since 2016.
Since 2021, NxtPort International offers its highly scalable platform to port communities world-wide, and has set-up offices on 4 continents. Today, over 3,000 public and private users connect with each other or to more than 50 apps and APIs.