Belgium Freight Transport and Shipping Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Belgium Freight Transport and Shipping Report

Belgium Freight Transport and Shipping Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Belgium Freight Transport and Shipping Report
Published Aug 27, 2016
48 pages — Published Aug 27, 2016
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Disruptions across freight modes were caused by nationwide strikes in Belgium in May and June. The disagreement of labour unions with government policy translated into lengthy delays in ports, airports, rail and road networks. ...We forecast road freight to increase by -.- in ---- to ---.-mn tonnes, rail freight by -.- to --.-mn tonnes and air freight by -.- to -.-mn tonnes. We expect container traffic at Belgium s largest port, Antwerp, to increase by -.- to -.-mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in ---- and growth to average -.- over the medium term (---------), reaching --.-mn TEUs in ----. Total trade real growth in ---- is projected at -.- and to average -.- over the medium term. ...Total trade real growth in ---- is projected at -.- and to average -.- over the medium term. Main trade partners will be the Netherlands, Germany, France, the US and the UK.

...Belgium will, like other EU members, have to diversify away from its reliance on road haulage to meet its freight needs, and must invest in its rail network and rail freight providers to ensure it can meet emissions quotas. Significant declines in heavy industry could hamper demand for rail freight. ...Significant declines in heavy industry could hamper demand for rail freight. EU drive for greater diversification in the region s freight transport mix to decrease pollution and congestion issues on European roads could have a negative impact on road freight in the future. A continued negative outlook for autos manufacturing could lead to low growth rates for rail freight. China s economic growth slowdown negatively and directly affects world trade and throughput at Belgian ports that accommodate transhipments. Disagreements of labour unions to government policy caused lengthy nationwide strikes in ---- with similar occasions in the future threatening to disrupt freight mode operations.

...Tax exemptions given by the government to Belgian Ports are under investigation from the European Commission to determine whether they are in line with EU rules safeguarding fair competition between member states. Several sea and inland waterway ports in Belgium follow a different tax regime to support port infrastructure investment, as suggested by the government. ...

  
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