Antwerp Port CEO Scoops Baron Title
After 25 years as CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, Eddy Bruyninckx has been raised to the nobility by H.M. the king of Belgium with the rank of baron. In Belgium the title of baron or baroness is reserved for those who have made a notable contribution in a particular sector. In the case of port boss Eddy Bruyninckx his unremitting efforts on behalf of the port of Antwerp over many years, helping to defend and develop its solid N° 2 position in Europe and top 15 in the world, have led to him being awarded the title of baron along with seven other Belgians.
Vandermeiren is CEO, Antwerp Port
Jacques Vandermeiren (52) has been appointed CEO of Antwerp Port Authority as of 1 January 2017. He succeeds Eddy Bruyninckx who after 25 years at the head of the Port Authority is retiring on 31 December 2016. Until January 2015 Vandermeiren held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Elia, the listed company that operates the national electricity grid in Belgium. He can draw on extensive experience in the energy sector, which will stand him in good stead with the industrial operators in the port.
Antwerp Port, Shanghai Maritime University Join forces
The port of Antwerp, the second-largest in Europe, is to collaborate with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), a world-renowned centre of maritime know-how. As of next academic year four master’s students at SMU will receive a Port of Antwerp Maritime Award. With this collaboration Antwerp has opted resolutely in favour of supporting young talent. “Young potentials are the future: as a port we naturally invest in good commercial relations but we also consider supporting the future generations to be equally important…
AllCargo's Shashi Kiran Decorated by King of Belgium
Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, chairman of the Indian logistics multinational Allcargo Logistics, has been appointed Commander of the Order of Leopold II by King Phillip of Belgium. The honour was presented to Mr. Shetty by H.E. Jan Luykx, Belgian ambassador in New Delhi, at an official ceremony attended by Marc Van Peel and Eddy Bruyninckx, respectively port alderman and chairman of Antwerp Port Authority. Mr. Shetty was honoured for his efforts to promote trade relations between India and Belgium…
Bruyninckx Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday at a ceremony in Rotterdam. The distinction forms part of the IBJ Awards which are presented annually by the International Bulk Journal. The Award recognises Eddy Bruyninckx’ achievements over the past 20 years in developing the port of Antwerp into a world player, able to handle ships of all types and sizes, where cargoes of all sorts find suitable logistics facilities and storage.
Golden Magnolia Award for Antwerp Port Rep.
Jan Van der Borght, the representative of the port of Antwerp in Shanghai, has been presented with the Golden Magnolia Award. Two years ago he won the Silver Magnolia Award, so that now he is only the second Belgian and the first representative of a foreign port to receive both the Silver and Golden awards. The Magnolia Awards are an initiative of the Bureau of Foreign Affairs and are presented to foreigners living in Shanghai who have made a particular contribution to the economic development and international standing of the city.
Port of Antwerp Wins IAPH Award
At the annual meeting of the International Association of Ports & Harbours in Los Angeles, Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, was presented with the bronze Environment Award. With its presentation “Creating Space for Port Development by Proactive Nature Management” Antwerp was able to convince the jury of the important place given to proactive nature protection measures in the long-term strategy for port development. A considerable part of the Antwerp port area is subject to the EU Habitats directive and Birds directive.