May 25th, AFL X2 Asia Global Members based in the port of Antwerp were instructed to handle a breakbulk vessel called Star Istind at Belgium Based Port for the unloading of almost 20000 Mt of steel coils coming from Shanghai Port.
Here is what Michael Traute had to say “The unloading operations started at 06.00 am but we already sent our first project updates at 05.50 am to our principals to inform that operation were almost ready to start. During the daytime we followed all operations and damages surveyed on board were immediately sent to our principals in order to hold the carrier responsible. Finally, at 6 pm evening, we finished the complete unloading of the vessel and all cargo was stored inside our bonded warehouses, stored per BSL and unit weights as instructed by our principals. After customs clearances and final release, we shall continue with the project & bring in July 2020 the coils to France and Germany by coil trucks and coil wagons. All these coils are destined for the German and the French automotive industry using our AFL services and the port of Antwerp as their hub”
A little information on Antwerp Port, located in the heart of Europe, Belgium. Antwerp Port with a surface of more than 12000 hectares, offers a quay length of 169 kilometers, 40 docks, and 86 terminals. 144.183 people are working directly and indirectly for the port. Antwerp Port is a cluster for the petrochemical industry, steel, and project port number 1 in Europe, offering worldwide liner breakbulk and container services. In 2022 Antwerp Port will foresee a yearly total capacity to handle 22 million containers. Allround Forwarding & Logistics are specialized in the field of steels, projects, heavy lifts, and general cargoes. Besides we offer CFS activities for normal DV containers and special equipment. Steel Mills, steel traders, and industries as such are our main customers relying on our knowledge to handle these kinds of cargoes and appreciate our personal service and personal approach.