Major European port slows down to avoid effects from strike

Monday, terminals in Antwerp operated at reduced capacity in order to avoid being hit by a national strike paralyzing Belgian airports and public transportation.

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Monday, terminal operators in the port of Antwerp, which is the second-largest in Europe, appeared to avoid trouble as a national strike hit Belgium, targeting the transport sector in particular.

While the airport in Brussels and parts of public transportation were paralyzed by strikes, terminal operators in Antwerp’s port had beforehand chosen to reduce activities in order to lower the effect from work stoppage among port staff.

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