Two Indian players to use Zeebrugge as European hub
In the Indian seaport of Chennai Tamil Nadu, the port authority delegation from Zeebrugge led by managing director Joachim Coens managed to convince Emrald Tyres, the biggest manufacturer of tyres for port equipment and heavy machinery, to organise its European distribution from Zeebrugge as from 1012. Super Auto Forge, the Indian producer of car parts, will follow suit and use the Belgian port for its European logistics. Coens welcomes these two new Indian players as they will strengthen the role of Zeebrugge as automobile industry hub. The port has been active in India for many years. In 1997 an agreement was signed with the port of Chennai and in 2010 with the port of Mumbai, the economic capital of India. The economic trade mission organised by Flanders Investment & Trade and led by Minister-President Kris Peeters CD&V will round up its visit today. Peeters has an appointment with the minister of Shipping G.K. Vasan in the southern port of Chennai Tamil Nadu. He also scheduled a visit to the port authorities in the company of delegations from the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge, and the dredgers DEME and Jan De Nul.