Have you ever wondered how toys, televisions, clothing, food and computers find their way into your living room? Containers are a familiar and convenient way to transport these kinds of products. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is even the second largest container port.

Accessible to the largest container ships

Port of Antwerp-Bruges smoothly receives the world's largest container vessels. Good draught and smart use of tides makes the port accessible for ships up to 23,000 Twenty foot Equivalent Unit (TEU).


TEU is a standard size and means that on a container ship there is storage space for 23,000 sea containers that are 20 foot long. The containers' fixed size offers a major advantage. It means that the containers can fit on seagoing vessels, trucks, inland navigation vessels and train carriages.

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40 crane movements per hour

Did you know that Port of Antwerp-Bruges is the most productive port in Europe when it comes to container handling? By applying automation and the expertise of our dockers, we can achieve up to 40 crane movements per hour!

Transport by road, rail and inland navigation

Each container terminal has multimodal access, which ensures fast and efficient transport of containers by road, rail and inland navigation to and from the hinterland. An extensive network of hinterland connections brings the goods to the European interior. Curious about the possibilities?

Certified Pick up

Since 2021, the central data platform Certified Pick up has ensured the release of containers based on encrypted identification and authorisation. This makes container handling even safer and ensures a transparent exchange of data within the logistics chain.The platform was developed by NxtPort. Consult our frequently asked questions about Certified Pick up.


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Added value

You will find a range of empty container depots in the port. Besides the storage of empty containers, these container depots also offer other services. For example, cleaning of containers and tanks, repairs, inspections and modifications with a view to a sale or rental.


Each container depot has its own speciality in handling dry freight containers, reefer containers and tank containers.


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Contact our experts

Ingrid Vanstreels

Business Development Advisor

Tineke van Ginneken

Account Manager Packed chemicals & Liquid bulk

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