April 15, 2022
- With sanctions on Russia the port of Antwerp will lose
about 5% of the annual traffic volume
- Moscow is the airport's fifth largest trading partner
- In view of the closure from next Sunday of the ports
Belgians to ships flying the Russian flag as a result of the measure
national that has transposed THE EU rules introduced as
sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine,
the Port Authority of Antwerp has taken stock of the future
impact of the conflict on the port.
- The port authority recalled that exceptions to the prohibition
loads of agricultural and food products, humanitarian aid and
energy products. In addition, the authority has specified that it is
the export of a large number of goods, including
those that can be used both for civil purposes and
military, and container cargoes destined for Russia are
subject to further checks by customs.
- The Port Authority explained that if the port of
Antwerp does not move large flows of goods with Ukraine, while
Russia, with reference to 2021 data, is the fifth
trading partner of the Belgian port of call with 11.6 million
tons of goods to and from the Slavic nation handled by the port
of Antwerp, of which 3.6 million tons in export and 8.5
millions in import. It is - we specify - less than 5%
of the 239.8 million tons passed overall last year
year through the Belgian airport, as well as about 7% of the only
traffic at disembarkation and about 3% of that at embarkation.
- The traffic enlivened by the port of Antwerp with Russia is
consisting of 5.3 million tonnes of container goods,
mainly plastics, timber, chemicals, car parts
and paper, from 4.8 million tonnes of liquid bulk, including
primarily naphtha, diesel and fuel oil, from 700 thousand
tonnes of solid bulk, mainly fertilisers and
coal, and 650 thousand tons of conventional goods, consisting of
much of it from steel imports.
- In 2021, 51 Russian ships landed in Antwerp for a
total of 108 airports out of a total of 14,181.
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