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Zeebrugge wants to attract international shipping headquarters

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Zeebrugge, donderdag 3/9/2009. The Zeebrugge Port Authority intends to try to attract headquarters from international shipping agencies and shipping lines to the port itself or to the neighborhood, to create closer ties between management and operations of the shipping industry.

Port president Joachim Coens claimed today, that the importance of London, as the world centre of shipping companies, is diminishing with the demise of London as a port and that several shipping companies are looking for cheaper alternatives to house their headquarters.

Zeebrugge is the world's leading port in car-handling and one of the most important European container hubs and would thus be an interesting alternative...
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