The port is growing at a rapid pace.
Central position in the world.
The big breakthrough
The most recent period in history is characterized by, among other things, the globalization of the world economy. This translates into a far-reaching business integration, which has created world players, also in the logistics sector: both with the stevedores and with the shipping companies we see constant increases in scale and changes in the shareholders structure. In Zeebrugge this is mainly noticeable in the clear increase in the dimensions of the ships and in the rise of container volumes as from 2010. With a cargo flow of 49.6 million tons, 2010 is Zeebrugge’s temporary record year. The economic consequences of the global financial crisis of 2008 nevertheless temper the growth. New container alliances are hard to attract but roro traffic (freight and new cars) and handling of breakbulk keep up traffic figures.
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