The Port of Antwerp-Bruges

No other European seaport lies as deep in Europe as the Port of Antwerp does. Its location of 80 km inland makes Antwerp the fastest and cheapest connection to the European hinterland, not to mention the most sustainable too.

In the last decade, the port of Antwerp has become the second largest container port in the Hamburg Le Havre range. In 2019, over 230 million tonnes of goods were handled in the Port of Antwerp, twice the amount handled 20 years ago.

With 74.000 direct full time jobs, the Port is one of the country’s biggest private employers. Add to this over 90.000 indirect jobs, and you’ll get 6 % of Flanders’ and 3,4 % of Belgium’s total employment.

The Port’s direct added value amounted to over 21 billion euros.

 Since 2022, the port merger between Antwerp and Bruges has become a reality.

Get to know our own port community. Alfaport Voka is the platform of and for companies and professional associations from the port of Antwerp. Alfaport Voka strives for an accessible, facilitating, cost-competitive and sustainable port of Antwerp with a view to a sustainable embedding of employment and added value in the port.

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