Will there be opportunities for container cargo in Zeebrugge instead of Antwerp?
It is the shipping companies that decide this. Usually, the call is made where the most goods come together or are supplied most often. Congestion at the terminals can sometimes cause temporary detour of cargo and port calls.
The merger with Zeebrugge does not change the plans for the further development of container capacity at Antwerp (ECA). The ports are complementary to one another, but they do have a different ecosystem. The additional container capacity is necessary to ensure the sustainable growth of the ecosystem in Antwerp.