Some massive infrastructure being built in Antwerp

Belgium is building the world's largest lock - as wide as a 19-lane highway - ready to welcome the latest generation of giant ships after Europe's brace of new trade deals.
The investment on the banks of the River Scheldt highlights the European Union's hunt for economic growth through global trade following the collapse of the 10-year Doha round of global trade talks. The EU hopes to start negotiations in 2013 towards free-trade accords with the United States and Japan.
Shipping remains essential to international trade with 90 percent of world trade volumes carried by sea, according to the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development.




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