Martin Hubeňák,

zástupce přístavu pro střední a východní Evropu

Martin Hubeňák,

Port Representative, Central & Eastern Europe

Narodil se v Novém Jičíně, malém městě Moravskoslezského

kraje, kde žije dodnes. V sektoru logistiky a dopravy pracuje

více než 20 let.

He was born in Nový Jičín, a small city in Moravia-Silesian and he

still lives there. He has worked in the logistics and transport sector

for more than twenty years.

Svou kariéru začal budovat v dodavatelském řetězci, logistické

společnosti Exel / DHL, DB Schenker, jako projektový manažer,

později se vypracoval na pozici generálního ředitele v Transpoint International.Následně přešel k jednomu z hlavních výrobců oceli v České republice, společnosti Vítkovice Steel, a zastával pozici ředitele logistiky a plánování výroby.

He started his career and gained operational experience in supply

chain, warehousing and freight-forwarding at the logistics company Exel/DHL, then as project manager at DB Schenker and general manager at Transport International. He then moved on to one

of the main steel producers in the Czech Republic, Vitkovice Steel, and has held the position of logistics and production planning


V únoru 2017 se stal zástupcem pro střední a východní Evropu

do Port of Antwerp, konkrétně pro Českou republiku, Slovensko a Polsko. Jedním z jeho mnoha úkolů je zlepšit známost

značky antverpského přístavu a rozšířit síť železničních spojení

mezi přístavem Antverpy a uvedenými zeměmi. Dále mezi jeho

povinnosti patří udržování pravidelných kontaktů s místními

subjekty působícími v dotčených oborech a zajišťování výměny

informací mezi nimi a přístavem v Antverpách.

In February 2017, he joined the Antwerp Port Authority as Port

Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, specifically in the

Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. His initiatives are mainly to

introduce the Port of Antwerp, its community and related services

in the respective countries and facilitate contacts on both sides. He

also works on future hinterland connectivity with other interested

parties like terminals, rail operators, forwarders and shippers.

A Gateway for New Business

and Transportation Opportunities

As Europe‘s second-largest port, the Port of Antwerp is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy:

more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations ensure global connectivity. The Port

of Antwerp annually handles around 231m tons of international maritime freight and is home

to Europe‘s largest integrated chemical cluster.

The Port of Antwerp accounts, directly and

indirectly, for a total of around 143,000

jobs and more than 20b added value.

Practically any product you use in daily life

passes through the Port of Antwerp. There

are five main types of cargo: container

cargo, liquid bulk, dry bulk, breakbulk and


True to its mission ‘a home port vital

for a sustainable future’, Antwerp Port

Authority aims to flexibly respond to

a rapidly evolving maritime market,

allowing the port to continue playing

its role as a leading world port. The

emphasis in this respect is on cooperation,

adaptability, a strong focus on innovation

and digitization, sustainable added value,

as well as on responsibility towards society.

We started few years ago to develop rail/

intermodal connectivity between Antwerp

and the CEE region to ensure efficient

and sustainable transport. One of our

ambitions is to link the Moravian-Silesian

Region with the Port of Antwerp and other

ports. The proof of that is signing MoU

on 18 September 2019, together with the

Moravian-Silesian Region, the Statutory

City of Ostrava, the Railway Administration

Authority (SŽDC), Concens Investments to

start this new project, which is called the

Mošnov Multimodal Transport Terminal.

The logistics and transport connectivity

aspect will become more and more

important for the growing industry sector

and these kind of hubs and terminals will

be the keys to its successful and reliable

supply chain as a combination of different

means of transport like deepsea, shortsea,

feeder, road, rail.

The Port of Antwerp is Belgium‘s largest

economic engine. We want future

generations to be able to enjoy the

prosperity and the many jobs that the port

creates too. This is why we are building

Europe‘s most sustainable port, reconciling





interests. That means growing the port in

a sustainable way, in harmony with society

and the environment in which the port

operates. To achieve this goal, we are

continuously pushing our boundaries with

innovations that make our port greener,

keep it accessible and lead the way in

a digital world. By 2030, we want goods to

be transported in a more sustainable way-for example by making more use of rail,

inland navigation, and pipelines, to start

with. We also want to achieve a transition

to a circular and low-carbon economy.

Along with our partners, we are pioneering

towards 2030.

The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges

have reached an agreement to merge their

respective ports. Once completed, the

ports will operate under the name ‘Port of

Antwerp-Bruges’. As a result of the merger,

the ports will be able to strengthen their

position within the global supply chain and

continue their course towards sustainable

growth. The ports of Antwerp and

Zeebrugge are largely complementary.

For example, Antwerp specialises in

the handling and storage of containers,

break bulk and chemical products, while

Zeebrugge is a major port for RoRo traffic,

container handling and the transhipment

of liquid natural gas.

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