Safe storage and transport of dangerous goods

At Port of Antwerp-Bruges, we have everything at our disposal to ensure the safe handling of dangerous goods such as chemicals, oils and gases. The Harbour Master's office - Harbour Safety and Security - supervises the correct handling, transport and storage of dangerous goods in Antwerp and Zeebrugge and compliance with all legal regulations.

With high safety standards, extensive emergency procedures and strict regulations, we ensure the safety of port users and local residents. 

Types of dangerous goods

Dangerous goods refers to the transportation and handling of explosives, ammunition, dangerous goods, and performing special handling operations that pose a risk of fire, explosion, or environmental nuisance. Examples include the transport and storage of liquid chemicals such as benzene, ammonia and hydrogen or gases such as LNG. 

aankomst LNG schip Zeebrugge

Antwerp

Antwerp is a fast-growing hub for maritime liquid bulk, especially in the area of middle distillates and chemical supply chains. It is the largest chemical cluster in Europe and the second largest chemical cluster in the world, after Houston. 

Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge is a major gateway for the supply of LNG in Northwest Europe. The Fluxys LNG terminal was built for loading and unloading ships carrying LNG. Buffer tanks with an annual capacity of 9 billion m³ of LNG ensure safe storage before the natural gas finds its way to users via ship or truck. 

Handling and regulations for dangerous goods

In the port directive you can find all rules relating to the handling of dangerous good in Port of Antwerp-Bruges. You can also check which provisions apply to the handling of your dangerous goods. 

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Brochures (English only)

To stand out from the competition on the world market, companies must be able to call on the best possible supply chain to get cargo to its final destination. (English only)

Brochure Supply Chain

13/6/2022
To stand out from the competition on the world market, companies must be able to call on the best possible supply chain to get cargo to its final destination. (English only)
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Companies choose Port of Antwerp-Bruges as their European distribution centre for packaged chemicals, oils and gases because of five advantages. Discover them in this brochure.

Thuishaven voor verpakte chemicaliën

16/8/2022
Companies choose Port of Antwerp-Bruges as their European distribution centre for packaged chemicals, oils and gases because of five advantages. Discover them in this brochure.
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Contact our experts

Karen Callebaut

Key Accountmanager Liquid bulk & Industry

Tineke van Ginneken

Account Manager Packed chemicals & Liquid bulk

Jolijn Dupont

Business Development Advisor

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