Synopsis:A black and white film showing 36 hours in the life of the port of Antwerp, illustrating how the city is still, as it always was, dependent for its very life on sea-borne trade. The film shows the arrival of ships, and their refuelling and departure, and features shots of Antwerp in the 1960's during the day and night, Antwerp's new refinery, and the BP Belgium people who refine the oil and bunker fuel into the ships.
Shotlist:Antwerp various views of the city. The ship "City of Karachi" comes in bringing timber from Montreal. Ship approaches moorings, crew go off into the city for the evening, we see city nightlife shot from moving vehicle. Daytime, quiet street with a single vehicle, cafes, central square. 00:04:35 BP Belgium exterior of office with sign. Men in office. Line of ships in seaport, Antwerp's new refinery, shots of docks, loading and unloading. Barge with fuel for ship comes up to "City of Karachi". Ship - ropes come off mooring, tug pulls her out.