Zeebrugge team is heading to the Humber

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 11 Aug 2017

A BELGIAN delegation is heading to the Humber to underline the role of Port of Zeebrugge.

Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce’s World Trade at One platform will host a free-to-attend Zeebrugge Port Day at the Institute of Logistics, University of Hull, on Tuesday, September 7.

A presentation will be followed by a networking lunch, with the opportunity for one-on-one meetings.

Like the Humber, Bruges with its port Zeebrugge, has a long maritime history which goes back to the Middle Ages.  

Today it is an economic and logistic growth hub with modern infrastructure and equipment suitable for every type of vessel, and claims to ‘connect the world to Europe’.

The present port structure was modernised in 1985.  The emergence of the roll-on/roll-off techniques, the containerisation and the increase in the scale of the ships convinced the Belgian Government to develop Zeebrugge as a deep sea port, resulting in the increase of cargo traffic from 14 million tonnes in 1985 to almost 40 million tonnes today.

Six overnight sailings a week provide a freight link between Killingholme and the Belgian port, served by Cobelfret, while P&O serves passenger demand from Hull. Grimsby’s links see British built Toyota cars head to Europe through the port. 

To reserve a place email Jeanette Smith at j.smith@hull-humber-chamber.co.uk.

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