What is a berth number?

Would you like to call at Port of Antwerp-Bruges with your barge or seagoing vessel? Then you'll need a berth number for invoicing purposes, among other things, for customs. This applies to both seagoing vessels and barges. You apply for a berth number for a seagoing vessel electronically via APICS (for Antwerp) or Zedis (for Zeebrugge). A barge will receive a berth number after the vessel is registered via VHF or Apics Barge (for Antwerp).

After the pre-registration, the Harbour Master's Office will send a berth number, which will be used for all further notifications during the duration of the visit. A request for departure contains all information related to the ship's (last) berth in the port area.

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