Waiting time at anchorage, a comparison between vessel types
Tankers and gas carriers have to wait at anchorage much longer and more frequently than other vessel types. On average tankers have to wait more than 19 hours at anchorage for the Port of Antwerp. Gas carriers have to wait about 30 hours.
Our analysis of waiting times at anchorage for the Port of Antwerp shows that these averages also remained relatively stable over the last 3 years. In this graphic, we show the average waiting time per vessel type over a 3-year period from 2018 to 2020.