Port of Antwerp-Bruges offers weekly fixed short sea and feeder services from and to 200 destinations in Europe, North Africa and the United Kingdom. This is the perfect addition to the 300 liner services that connect Port of Antwerp-Bruges with some 1300 deepsea destinations worldwide. That means goods will reliably reach their final destination right on time. Short sea shipping to the United Kingdom is also the perfect solution to Brexit!

Short sea: sustainable, fast and cost-efficient

The extensive network of frequent short sea and feeder connections from Antwerp and Zeebrugge ensures rapid transit times. Short sea shipping offers a larger transport capacity than road haulage, thereby reducing the costs per unit load. Via Port of Antwerp-Bruges, ships load or unload their short sea cargo closer to the major European centres of consumption and production.


Short sea shipping is also an environmentally-friendly alternative that aligns perfectly with the port's sustainable development policy. Ships powered by LNG and ships with a high Environmental Ship Index enjoy more favourable port charges. 

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Hub for the United Kingdom

Port of Antwerp-Bruges, and in particular Zeebrugge, is a hub for United Kingdom traffic: every week more than 70 scheduled services connect Antwerp and Zeebrugge with various regions in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This allows us to offer tailor-made solutions for just-in-time provisioning to the British markets. 

 

RORO in particular is an important market: Zeebrugge ships 2.2 million new cars every year, 580 000 of which leave for and from the United Kingdom.  

 

Focus on unaccompanied freight: only 2% of RORO traffic is accompanied, i.e. the driver travels with the cargo. The advantage of unaccompanied shipping is that there are far fewer additional administrative formalities. 

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