Inland navigation services

To ensure smooth inland navigation in Port of Antwerp-Bruges, there are various services including smooth communication, collection of ship waste and provision of onshore power points. A smooth communication and information flow also contribute to this. The port is within reach via the VHF channels and online applications such as APICS Barge.

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APICS Barge application

APICS Barge is the inland navigation tool of Port of Antwerp-Bruges. With this application, reporting entering and leaving the port, consulting berths and booking locks in Antwerp is done digitally.

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VHF channels

We ensure that inland navigation traffic goes efficiently and safely. Here you find an overview of the VHF radio channels and telephone numbers.

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Waste and bilge water

Various activities within the port generate different types of residual waste. For example, oil or waste specific to shipping, such as bilge water (oil-water mixture in the engine room). There are various facilities for the sustainable and efficient collection of ship-generated waste from inland navigation.

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Shore power

Shore power is an environmentally friendly and noise-free way to provide electricity to ships while they are berthed. It reduces emissions and therefore helps make ports greener. Here you find more information about the operation and connection points for shore power.

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Drinking water

There are various fixed points in the Antwerp port area where we make drinking water available to bargemasters. There are also drinking water boats that deliver drinking water on request.

Fixed drinking water points

Left bank of the Scheldt:

  • K1552 – Kallopark Service Quay

 

Right bank of the Scheldt:

  • K75 at mooring mast 109
  • K75 at mooring mast 119
  • K601 Service quay Lillo park
  • Waiting berths – Channel Bassin B2 (4 drinking water points)

Vehicle unloading points & layby berths

At several places in the Antwerp port area, you can bring your car ashore as a bargemaster.

 

The Zeebrugge port area has no dedicated vehicle unloading points and no separate layby berths. Layby berths must be requested by a shipping agent or cargo handler.

 

Additional information can be obtained through our Port Information Guide and our Port Section Guide, as well as through the use of iENC cards.

Left bank of the Scheldt

  • South side of the Kallo Lock
  • North side of the Kallo Lock
  • K1552 – Kallopark Service Quay
  • K1722 - Kieldrecht Lock

Right bank of the Scheldt

  • K75 (waiting dock for barges)
  • K230
  • K601 - Service quay Lillo park
  • Layby berths Channel Bassin B2
  • North side of Zandvliet Lock

Duwbaktracker

Port of Antwerp-Bruges and North Sea Port want to encourage barge operators to invest in barge trackers. This is by offering financial support of up to 50% of the purchase price, with a ceiling of €200.

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Additional Information

Additional up-to-date information can be found in the nautical notices.

 

The website of the Department of Mobility and Public Works contains the most up-to-date information regarding onshore power, waste collection and drinking water for barges in Flanders. You can consult the availability of the onshore power connection points in real time here.

Download the inland navigation folding map

In this handy folding map with services for inland shipping you will find the locations of the waste collection centres, vehicle unloading points, onshore power supply points and drinking water points. In addition to the contact details of the drinking water boats and bilge boat, this port map also contains all communication channels within the port.

Communication and inland navigation services (EN)

16/6/2022
In this handy folding map with services for inland shipping you will find the locations of the waste collection centres, vehicle unloading points, onshore power supply points and drinking water points. In addition to the contact details of the drinking water boats and bilge boat, this port map also contains all communication channels within the port.
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Sur cette carte pliante pratique avec des services pour la navigation fluviale, vous trouverez les emplacements des parcs à déchets, des parcs de stationnement, des points d'alimentation à quai et des points d'eau potable. En plus des coordonnées des bateaux d'eau potable et du bateau de cale, cette carte du port contient également tous les canaux de communication au sein du port.

Communication et services navigation fluviale (FR)

14/6/2022
Sur cette carte pliante pratique avec des services pour la navigation fluviale, vous trouverez les emplacements des parcs à déchets, des parcs de stationnement, des points d'alimentation à quai et des points d'eau potable. En plus des coordonnées des bateaux d'eau potable et du bateau de cale, cette carte du port contient également tous les canaux de communication au sein du port.
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Auf dieser handlichen Faltkarte mit Dienste für die Binnenschifffahrt finden Sie die Standorte der Abfalldepots, Auto-Abzetplätze, Landstrom- und Trinkwasserstellen. Dieser Hafenplan enthält neben den Kontaktdaten der Trinkwasser- und Bilgetboote auch alle Kommunikationswege innerhalb des Hafens.

Kommunikation und Dienste Binnenschiffahrt (DE)

16/6/2022
Auf dieser handlichen Faltkarte mit Dienste für die Binnenschifffahrt finden Sie die Standorte der Abfalldepots, Auto-Abzetplätze, Landstrom- und Trinkwasserstellen. Dieser Hafenplan enthält neben den Kontaktdaten der Trinkwasser- und Bilgetboote auch alle Kommunikationswege innerhalb des Hafens.
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Marjan Beelen

Mobility Advisor

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