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Antwerp: the crown jewel of Europe's best-kept secret

BELGIUM is one of Europe's undiscovered secrets.

Its medieval cities and castles are a delight to tour by day and, at night, tourists can dine in gourmet restaurants that make even the French jealous.

Sunday, 15 November, 1998, 12:00am

Work starts on Antwerp dock

Work has begun on a six billion Belgian franc (about HK$1.38 billion), multi-berth dock at Antwerp port with a capacity to handle up to nine million tonnes of cargo a year, Antwerp Port Authority says.

The Verrebroek Dock project, to be developed in three phases by 2001, will create five kilometres of deep-water quays for non-containerised cargo.

25 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Tea Museum recalls trade with Flanders

The long-forgotten relationship between China and Belgium in the 18th century is vividly portrayed at the Urban Council Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware in an exhibition entitled 'Teatime in Flanders'.

Jointly presented by the Urban Council and the Port Authority Bruges-Zeebrugge of Belgium, it will run from now through to July 14.

13 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Antwerp group to promote port

A DELEGATION from Antwerp, Belgium, is in Hong Kong to promote the city's port and trading opportunities.

The 35-member delegation is headed by Camille Paulus, governor of the province of Antwerp.

The delegation includes representatives of the provincial and city authorities, the port authority and the Antwerp Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

13 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Antwerp picks Jardines as representative

JARDINE Transport Services (JTS) now represents the Port of Antwerp in the Asia-Pacific region, including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Hawaii.

An agreement to this effect was signed in Antwerp, Belgium, between JTS and the Antwerp Port Authority.

23 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Shipping venture

THE Wallem Group has teamed up with Cobelfret of Antwerp to set up a ship operating company.

Bulk Asia Co will focus on drybulk shipments in Asia-Pacific using handysize and Panamax size vessels.

The company will be represented in Hong Kong by Asian Transport Partners (ATP), which is headed by Lasse Rochstad.

1 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Antwerp's port vital for Europe

ANTWERP is the second largest port in western Europe and is a thriving communications junction and traffic centre.

It is one of the world's busiest ports, primarily because Belgium is such an important distribution country.

More than half of the 100 million tonnes handled annually by the port of Antwerp is in transit to or from a location outside Belgium.

15 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Location boosts country's position

BELGIUM is at the crossroads of Europe - situated in one of the most populated and commercial regions of the world, and at the centre of a major urban and economic axis.

It is at the junction between the European economic and urban ridge and the sea coast, extending along the North Sea from Le Harve to Hamburg.

15 Nov 1993 - 12:00am