26 January 2013

BELGIUM / SHIPPING : Antwerp Builds Giant Lock For Massive New Cargo Ships.


     More and more trade deals have spurred Antwerp's efforts to handle ever growing container ships.
     At a cost of 340 million euros...it is building the world's largest lock on the River Scheldt...as wide as a 19 lane highway!
      Antwerp wants to be ready to handle the new class of post-Panamax container ships... capable of holding 12,600 boxes or more.