20 October 2017 | As from Mid-October MPET/Q1742 is directly connected by rail with Venlo and Duisburg. During the start-up phase MPET/Q1742 will be served once per week, calling on Tuesday in Antwerp. 

“For Venlo, Logistics Hotspot Nr. 1 of the Netherlands, the port of Antwerp is a strategic partner. This upgraded rail product now offering a direct connection to the single largest container terminal in Europe is a milestone for our region”, says Hans Cabooter.

At PSA, we strive to create a thriving environment in which we recognize and celebrate the inventiveness and creativity of our people. Therefore, we constantly encourage our staff to contribute ideas and solutions.

In October 2016, we launched another initiative to foster the three necessary ingredients of "Imagination, Information and Initiative" for a strong and sustainable innovation culture to take root within our company.

Each year, PSA launches the annual Go Green Fortnight, a Group-wide green initiative aimed at promoting environmental awareness and action within our global family. During this period, all PSA companies and staff around the world are encouraged to contribute towards creating environmentally-friendly work communities.

ATV and CEPA reported the relocation of our MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) from the Delwaidedock on the right bank to the Deurganckdock on the left bank; the largest relocation project in maritime history.

MPET is ramping up its efforts in the relocation of its operations from Delwaidedock at the Right Bank to the terminal at Deurganckdock on the Left Bank in the Port of Antwerp. As from 18 April, all transatlantic services are being handled on the left bank. By end 2016, all MPET activities will be fully concentrated at the new terminal at Deurganckdock.

For the third consecutive year, PSA participated in the “1000km van Kom op tegen Kanker” cycling event with eight enthusiastic cyclists. The intention of this event is to raise money for the cancer foundation, which distributes the received donations to several purposes: diagnosis and therapy of residual tumor cells with as aim to increase the survival chances and enhance the quality of life of cancer patients. 

Too many accidents occur when handling lashing materials, because lashers still need to use their body weight to loosen and tighten turnbuckles. This increases the risk of injuries to back, wrists and elbows. 

At PSA Antwerp, we decided to set up a project team with representatives from our operations and safety departments to re-evaluate the approach to lashing. Our team of specialists came up with a brand new lashing equipment and called it PULSE (PSA's Unique Lashing System Enhancement).

As PSA kicked off the new year with the annual PSA Global Safety Week, also PSA Antwerp rallied together to reinforce its commitment to Safety. In addition to a video messages from our Group CEO showed to all staff, a 'Think Safe' campaign was rolled out to emphasize the importance of safety at work. 
We hired a famous actor (Jan Van Looveren, who is known for a series of local comedy films in which he plays "De Joeri", a Safety Instructor) to spread safety messages throughout the Antwerp & Zeebrugge terminals.
PSA Antwerp preserves a part of the CSR budget to support social projects in which PSA staff is actively involved. Each year, all employees are given the opportunity to present a social cause or project that meets the demands for this type of sponsorship (locally focussed, clear social objectives, wide target group and active involvement of the employee). 
From all the entries received, five projects are selected and awarded 500 euros each, to support the operations and execution of the project.

Antwerp's largest terminal operators join hands to support GO GREEN, a campaign from Global Ports Group in which the largest players in the global port community are represented.

PSA Antwerp / MPET and DP World will jointly set up a campaign focussing on ECO-driving. Additionally, the terminal operators jointly planted a tree, which represented the symbolic start of the 'Plant a Tree'-action. With this initiative, PSA Antwerp / MPET will offer a tree to all employees to plant at home.