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    Antwerp's river

    by ZiOOlek Written Feb 13, 2007

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    Antwerp has long been an important city in the nations of the Benelux both economically and culturally. It is on the right bank of the river Scheldt which is linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde.

    Antwerp's port, which is one of the world's largest, has a high level of cargo shipping and oil refineries traffic, and in Europe, only Rotterdam's port is larger.

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    Antwerpen - Boudewijn sluis

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 23, 2003

    Het eerste schip vaart de Boudewijnsluis in, op 22 oktober 1955.

    The Boudewijn floodgate
    The first ship came true on 22 of October 1955 .

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    Boudewijnsluis

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    Grain loading.

    Remember what you see on these pics is already passt over 50 yrs.

    Do take a cruise around Antwerp's awesome harbor, which handles 16,000 ships and 100 million tons of cargo a year. Most departures are from the Steen waterfront on the Scheldt. Flandria Line runs a 2 1/2-hour harbor cruise for adults and for children. In July and August, there's a delightful harbor dinner cruise from 8 to 10:30pm.
    A 50-minute excursion on the river is less interesting, but still worthwhile, with half-hourly departures during summer months

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    Grain load

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    The potas stockage.

    Remember what you see on these pics is already passt over 50 yrs.

    Do take a cruise around Antwerp's awesome harbor, which handles 16,000 ships and 100 million tons of cargo a year. Most departures are from the Steen waterfront on the Scheldt. Flandria Line runs a 2 1/2-hour harbor cruise for adults and for children. In July and August, there's a delightful harbor dinner cruise from 8 to 10:30pm.
    A 50-minute excursion on the river is less interesting, but still worthwhile, with half-hourly departures during summer months

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    Potas stockage

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

    Almost ready to leave the harbor.

    Remember what you see on these pics is already passt over 50 yrs.

    Do take a cruise around Antwerp's awesome harbor, which handles 16,000 ships and 100 million tons of cargo a year. Most departures are from the Steen waterfront on the Scheldt. Flandria Line runs a 2 1/2-hour harbor cruise for adults and for children. In July and August, there's a delightful harbor dinner cruise from 8 to 10:30pm.
    A 50-minute excursion on the river is less interesting, but still worthwhile, with half-hourly departures during summer months

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    Steam ships

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    Dry docks.

    Remember what you see on the pics is the passt already more than 50 yrs.

    Do take a cruise around Antwerp's awesome harbor, which handles 16,000 ships and 100 million tons of cargo a year. Most departures are from the Steen waterfront on the Scheldt. Flandria Line runs a 2 1/2-hour harbor cruise for adults and for children. In July and August, there's a delightful harbor dinner cruise from 8 to 10:30pm.
    A 50-minute excursion on the river is less interesting, but still worthwhile, with half-hourly departures during summer months.

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    Dry docks

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

    Ship handling - loading iron.

    Remember what you see on the pics is the passt already more than 50 yrs.

    Antwerp (in dutch Antwerpen), is a large harbor in Belgium, on the left bank of the Scheldt, concentrating one tenth of the country's industrial power (refinerie and petrochemistry, automotive industry, food, diamant cutting, etc.). About 470 000 inhab. (800 000 in the agglomeration).
    Economic capital of the Western world in the XV th century, Antwerp was dethroned by Amsterdam in the XVII th. Due to her strategic importance she was the stake of many battles.
    She knew another expansion after 1833, when she became the main harbor of the young kingdom of Belgium. She was occupied by the germans in 1914 and 1940.

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    Ship handling

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

    The petrol harbor - The esso raffinary ( raffinaderij ).

    Remember what you see on the pics is the passt already more than 50 yrs.

    a total area: 14,055ha
    largest general cargo port in Europe
    eight largest container port in the world
    the port provides work for about 57,200 people
    Antwerp has the largest dock in the world, the 'Berendrecht' lock
    overall storage and handling space: 1,200 ha

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    Esso raffinary

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

    The steam ship ( ss ) Buenos Aires been loaded

    Remember what you see on the pics is the passt already more than 50 yrs.

    The new harbor is situated further north of the city, between Antwerp and the border with Holland. The importance of the Harbor in the Second World War (for bringing in allied military equipment) brought with it that Antwerp was severely hit by V1 and V2 rocket bombs, sent by the Nazis in the last years of the war to handicap the Allied troops by bombing one of the most important harbors.
    Since the 1950's the use of containers has grown steadily. Antwerp is now the eight largest container port in the world. A guided visit of the harbor can show how omnipresent the metal boxes have become.

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    Ss Buenos Aires

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    America dock panorama

    Remember, what you see on these pics is passt 50 yrs atlast.

    The Scheldt river owes its existence to God, and Antwerp owes its existence to the Scheldt river' is a popular saying that shows how important the river Scheldt is for the city of Antwerp. Thanks to this waterway Antwerp has become the second-largest harbor in Europe (after Rotterdam), and the fourth largest harbor in the world.
    Although the open North Sea is about 60 km away from Antwerp, the river is so large that sea-going vessels and large oil tankers can sail to deliver their products in the vast port area of the city.Until the 19th century, the harbor was situated right at the entrance of the city, alongside the riverbanks where now the 'Steen' -castle stands. The port was enlarged in the 19th century with an artificial dock, the so-called Napoleon Dock. During the French occupation of Belgium, Napoleon wanted to turn the Antwerp Harbor into a military port, from where he could attack England in case of war.

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    America dock

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

    River boats waiting for cargo to load

    Remember, what you see on these pics is passt 50 yrs atlast.

    The Scheldt river owes its existence to God, and Antwerp owes its existence to the Scheldt river' is a popular saying that shows how important the river Scheldt is for the city of Antwerp. Thanks to this waterway Antwerp has become the second-largest harbor in Europe (after Rotterdam), and the fourth largest harbor in the world.
    Although the open North Sea is about 60 km away from Antwerp, the river is so large that sea-going vessels and large oil tankers can sail to deliver their products in the vast port area of the city.Until the 19th century, the harbor was situated right at the entrance of the city, alongside the riverbanks where now the 'Steen' -castle stands. The port was enlarged in the 19th century with an artificial dock, the so-called Napoleon Dock. During the French occupation of Belgium, Napoleon wanted to turn the Antwerp Harbor into a military port, from where he could attack England in case of war.

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    Waiting for cargo

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

    De ertsinstallaties van Stokatra

    Remember, what you see on these pics is passt 50 yrs atlast.

    The Scheldt river owes its existence to God, and Antwerp owes its existence to the Scheldt river' is a popular saying that shows how important the river Scheldt is for the city of Antwerp. Thanks to this waterway Antwerp has become the second-largest harbor in Europe (after Rotterdam), and the fourth largest harbor in the world.
    Although the open North Sea is about 60 km away from Antwerp, the river is so large that sea-going vessels and large oil tankers can sail to deliver their products in the vast port area of the city.

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    Stokatra installations

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    Antwerpen - Harbor

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

    The combination unit from Esso

    Remember, what you see on these pics is passt 50 yrs atlast.

    The Scheldt river owes its existence to God, and Antwerp owes its existence to the Scheldt river' is a popular saying that shows how important the river Scheldt is for the city of Antwerp. Thanks to this waterway Antwerp has become the second-largest harbor in Europe (after Rotterdam), and the fourth largest harbor in the world.

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    Esso combination unit

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    Antwerpen - Haven en dokken

    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 22, 2003

    The harbor railway- and changing complex south.
    But this is already from the 50's or early 60's
    So i won't give further comment .

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    Harbor railway complex

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    London bridge

    by mvtouring Written Jul 5, 2009

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    My friend was so excited as we approached London bridge as she had never seen it open in the two years that she had been living in Antwerp. It was a nice experience for us too.

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