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.

Night logistics: container terminals open day and night

The purpose of opening the container terminals at night is to achieve a better distribution 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 opportunities of night-time logistics.

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 (completion of the Antwerp Ring Road R1 with a new tunnel under the Scheldt river) 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 offers two truck parking areas at strategic locations in Antwerp. A new parking in the port area of Zeebrugge is under construction. This will allow truck drivers to take their breaks safely.

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 Truck parking area Goordijk

Exceptional transport and port transport

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


Antwerp applies an area-wide port traffic regulation with uniform regulations for the use of specific vehicles on public roads in the whole port area on both banks of the Scheldt river. This ensures smooth goods traffic through the port between terminals and warehouses.


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.

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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.

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