Tariff adjustments 2023

Like last year, we want to communicate in a timely and transparent manner regarding the financial changes that will take effect on 1 January 2023. Below are the major financial changes.

Tariff adjustments

We will follow the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of August 2022 and apply it to the various tariff regulations and fees for both platforms. This translates into a 9.94% increase from 1 January 2023 for: 

  • Tariff regulations for marine vessels, excluding waste part (Antwerp & Zeebrugge)
  • Tariff regulations for inland navigation (Antwerp & Zeebrugge)
  • Tariff regulations for towage in the docks (Antwerp)
  • Tariff regulations for the floating 800-tonne crane 'BRABO' (Antwerp)
  • Tariff regulations for the usage of quays and storehouses in the port area (Antwerp)
  • Tariff regulations for catering in the port area (Antwerp) 
  • Tariff regulations for the usage of terrains in the port area (Antwerp)
  • Tariff concessions and temporary permits (Zeebrugge)
  • Tariff regulations for floating dry docks


Tariffs for towage on the Zeebrugge platform will increase by 6.96%.


CPI will not be factored into the tariff regulations: 

  • Maritime waste regulations in the port area of Bruges-Zeebrugge 
  • Maritime waste regulations (Antwerp)
  • Tariff regulations for events, photography and filming in the seaport area of Antwerp
  • Tariff regulations for water-bound oil spills 


Cruise rates at Zeebrugge will also follow August 2022's CPI, with some additional adjustments:

  • A minimum rate based on BT (tonnage duty) of EUR 10,500 will be introduced
  • Passenger duty will increase to EUR 1.5 per journey
  • The 'free period' regarding guarding, security & gangway will be reduced to 12 hours

Inspection rights

From 1 January 2023, a unit price of EUR 66 per inspection will be introduced for checks at the Border Control Post (for the use of the infrastructure), regardless of the type.


Long-term stays will also incur further charges.

Inland navigation

The Albert Canal – Noordland Bridge voyage route and vice versa will be exempt from passage fees unless the skipper uses the port facilities. 


For the benefit of our concessionaires, we would like to underline once again that for the property tax, Port of Antwerp-Bruges relies on the transfer of the assessment notices by the Flemish Government. We are yet to receive assessment notices for multiple years. We will pass on the charges for the premises as soon as we have received these notices. 


For more information, you can always contact us at portdues.concessions@portofantwerpbruges.com.

Mooring & unmooring and pilotage behind the locks

Brabo Group will communicate about the price adjustment in mid-November 2022. 


The tariff regulations, including exact fees and administrative adjustments, are to be published and made available on our website www.portofantwerpbruges.com in due course.

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