Smooth and safe traffic

An easily accessible port with safe traffic flow. The various teams at Port of Antwerp-Bruges work hard towards this goal every day. The focus is not only on nautical aspects. Port of Antwerp-Bruges also exercises its competences on the landside to make the port area optimally accessible, for example by road and rail. In addition to the importance of the logistics chain, stimulating sustainable passenger transport for commuting is a priority.

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Roadworks

The accessibility of Port of Antwerp-Bruges is important for the companies, customers and people who work there. In various parts of the port area we are working to improve the infrastructure for vehicle and cycle traffic. This causes temporary inconvenience from time to time. View the overview of all road works.

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Truck parking

Truck parks at strategic locations in the port area ensure that drivers can safely take their rest periods.

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Efficient shipping guidance and planning

The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is responsible for the shipping guidance of seagoing and inland vessels behind the locks. To ensure a smooth, safe and efficient traffic flow, VTS provides information and advice, for example relating to routes, weather conditions and potential risks, to all water-related traffic participants behind the locks.

 

In addition to the shipping guidance, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is committed to transparency and the optimisation of shipping planning. For example, the team of Port Planners ensures the safe, efficient planning and processing of moorings. They take into account the various actors, such as the port, the port facilities and the port users, as effectively as possible.

Digitisation of the radar infrastructure

Radar infrastructure plays an important role in the guidance of shipping traffic. In Antwerp, the radar network will be fully digitised and further expanded. Because of its location in the hinterland and the associated complex calls, the nautical chain operation is of crucial importance for smooth traffic in Antwerp. In recent years, significant investments have been made in the digital interconnection of the chain partners, including more and better data exchange. The twelve current analogue radars will be gradually replaced and seven radar set-up points will also be added. 

We are preparing our port for the world port of the future where innovation and digitisation are central. This new radar infrastructure will help us manage our port more efficiently and ensure even safer and smoother traffic.

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Commuter traffic

The port must remain accessible for people and goods. Only a radical shift in the modes of transport will provide a sustainable solution. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is therefore working hard to achieve a modal shift by 2030, with more cargo transport by rail, inland navigation and pipeline. Port of Antwerp-Bruges also plans to encourage the employees of the port platform to opt for sustainable means of transport.

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New Verbindingsbrug longest moveable swing brigde in Europe

The infrastructure project optimises the connection between the outer and inner port in Zeebrugge and guarantees safer local commuting. The moveable swing bridge is the longest in Europe, with a length of 130 metres, a passage width of 55 metres and a bicycle lane 4 metres wide. The total cost picture for the investment was approximately 34 million euros.

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