Port of Antwerp-Bruges is surrounded by international motorways that lead directly to the European hinterland. 60% of the European consumption centres are situated within a 500 km radius. Its central location in the heart of Europe makes Port of Antwerp-Bruges a cost-effective choice for getting goods to end customers.

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Night logistics: container terminals open day and night

The purpose of opening the container terminals at night is to achieve a better spread of transport throughout the day. Bringing forward the terminals' opening hours ensures faster delivery times for road hauliers. All the large container terminals, including MPET, DP World and PSA, are continuously open from Monday 5am to Saturday 5am.


The further expansion of night logistics is one of the solutions for coping with peaks in container transport at terminals and by road. Port of Antwerp-Bruges also encourages the parties in the hinterland to introduce night-time opening and take advantage of the opportunities created in the port area as much as possible. Hauliers can play a role in this regard by informing their clients of the night-time offering.

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Infrastructure projects help move road transport forward

Investments in infrastructure are essential for ensuring a safe and accessible port. Port of Antwerp-Bruges, the City of Antwerp, the City of Bruges and the Roads and Traffic Agency are therefore continuously improving the important access routes to and within the port.

 

The construction of the Oosterweel Link is part of a broader mobility plan by the Flemish Government for the Antwerp region: the Routeplan2030. Among other things, this will improve the accessibility of the broad region around Antwerp.

 

Zeebrugge has excellent connections to the network of European motorways via the N31, the A11 and the E40.

Truck parking areas

Port of Antwerp-Bruges is constructing additional truck parking areas at strategic locations in the port area of Zeebrugge and on both the Left and Right Banks in Antwerp. This will allow truck drivers to take their breaks safely.

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Exceptional transport and port transport

Exceptional transport and transport with specific port vehicles is indispensable at a large port. These might be mobile cranes, fork and lift trucks or straddle carriers. This kind of transport uses the public highway on a regular basis.

 

Antwerp applies an area-wide port traffic ordinance with uniform regulations for Left Bank and Right Bank. The adapted traffic scheme will ensure smooth goods traffic through the port between terminals and warehouses.

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