Ports of Nagoya and Antwerp renew accord

  • Agreement expands on treaty first signed 25 years ago

The Port of Antwerp has announced that it has renewed its collaboration agreement with the Japanese Port of Nagoya.

The accord expands on a treaty of first signed 25 years ago. The formal signing of the renewed twinning agreement was held on Wednesday during a ceremony on the construction site for the new Deurganck Dock Lock, the world’s biggest lock, which will enter operation in 2016.

The agreement was signed on behalf of Nagoya Port Authority by executive vice president Takayuki Kondo, while the signatories for Antwerp Port Authority were port alderman and Port Authority chairman Marc Van Peel and CEO Eddy Bruyninckx. The governor of the province of Antwerp, Cathy Berx also attended the ceremony.

In the new twinning agreement the Nagoya and Antwerp port authorities emphasise that they will collaborate in projects that further strengthen the links between the two ports, that they will share best practices in port management, and that they will examine ways of further promoting trade between the ports.

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