Le Petit speaks of Zeebrugge with a pronounced affinity. "I like the suppleness with which the port works, from the container handling, phytosanitary inspections, customs, the administration up to and including the shipment. This goes a lot smoother than in some competing ports."
Le Petit is also happy with the simplicity of the infrastructure. "Zeebrugge is a very accessible port from all sides. All terminals are connected by rail. There is space and no congestion," Le Petit states.
"It is nice working together with the Belgians," he says. "Everything goes faster, it's less complicated, it's efficient. Ports in Belgium are run like a business, not like a political institution. The social climate, too, is an absolute asset."