Of all the landlocked countries, without the slightest access to the sea, Luxembourg has the largest maritime register. Under the Luxembourg flag, since 1993, the fleet has grown from 54 vessels to 216 in 2020. In this niche market, the Grand Duchy is home to small carriers, trailers, supply vessels and dredgers.
A global group based in Capellen
Maritime dredging, energy production at sea, infrastructure and civil engineering works, treatment of forms of pollution, all activities carried out by the 82 vessels of the Jan De Nul group. More than 75% of the vessels of this international group active in 47 countries are today under Luxembourg flags. Worldwide, Jan De Nul employs 6,267 people. 500 sailors and 100 employees are employed at the Capellen head office in Luxembourg.
And it is precisely on a dredge of Jan De Nul Group, active on the Scheldt at the port of Antwerp, that the Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot came, this Tuesday, September 28, 2021, to take stock on the Luxembourg maritime register. “The company Jan De Nul, based in Capellen and which employs 600 people in the Grand Duchy, is a model for“ green shipping ”,” he underlined. “Our Office of the Maritime Affairs Commission has set itself the objective of promoting maritime transport that respects the environment and low emissions”.
“Luxembourg has proven itself in the maritime sector”
Characteristics specific to the “Sanderus”, a 111.7 m long vessel that we had the chance to visit in the midst of maintenance dredging activity in the port of Antwerp. With this new ultra-low emission vessel, Jan De Nul aims to prevent the emission of nanoparticles and thus reduce pollution.
“For 30 years, Luxembourg has proven itself in the maritime sector,” said Robert Biwer, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs. “It remains a niche activity, but it allows us to promote economic development and the diversification of the Luxembourg economy. We thus live from real activities in the Grand Duchy with a register and quality vessels ”. And David Lutty, director of Jan De Nul Groupe de confirmateur, whom he particularly appreciates “the very pragmatic attitude of the Luxembourg government”.
(Frédéric Lambert / The essential)
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