International, European, national and local laws apply in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges port area. The Harbour Master's Office in Antwerp and Zeebrugge issues general harbour regulations, the Port Police Regulation, for its jurisdiction. This port regulation lays down provisions concerning the environment, traffic and safety. There are also a number of specific regulations and directives, for example on tariffs.

General port regulation

All persons entering the port area must comply with the regulations of the port police regulation. Among other things, these rules pertain to:

 

  • order and safety, and environmental protection
  • shipping
  • storage and handling of bulk goods
  • public port services and other port services
  • penalties

 

A number of provisions of the port police regulation are detailed or practically elaborated in the Port Instructions.

 

  • order and safety and environmental protection: ISPS, emergency service access, boat trips, fishing
  • Shipping: VHF radio requirement, priority rules, moorings, locks, diving tasks, shore power facilities, waste collection, fumigation
  • storage and handling of goods: dangerous and polluting goods, class 7 goods, used vehicles
  • public port services and other port services: pilots, towage, bunkering

Applicable to the Antwerp port area.

The general port police regulations

27/4/2022
Applicable to the Antwerp port area.
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Port directive applicable for the Antwerp port area. (Only in Dutch).

The port instructions

3/2/2023
Port directive applicable for the Antwerp port area. (Only in Dutch).
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Van toepassing voor het havengebied van Antwerpen (Dutch only).

The general port regulation

20/5/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied van Antwerpen (Dutch only).
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Van toepassing voor het havengebied Brugge-Zeebrugge (Dutch only).

The general port regulation - Amendments

20/5/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Brugge-Zeebrugge (Dutch only).
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Specific regulations, instructions, directives, and tariffs

The port regulations also include rules and rates for services.

Concessions

View all tariffs for concessions in Antwerp.

Concession rates 2023

22/12/2022
View all tariffs for concessions in Antwerp.
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Maritime shipping

Applicable in the Antwerp port area.

Tariff regulations for sea-going vessels 2023

16/1/2023
Applicable in the Antwerp port area.
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De verordening is van toepassing op afval van zeeschepen. (Dutch only)

Maritime shipping waste regulations

22/12/2022
De verordening is van toepassing op afval van zeeschepen. (Dutch only)
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Inland navigation

Applicable to the Antwerp port area.

Tariff regulations for inland navigation 2022

27/4/2022
Applicable to the Antwerp port area.
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Towage

Applicable to the Antwerp port area.

Tariff regulations for towage in the docks 2023

13/1/2023
Applicable to the Antwerp port area.
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Restaurants and cafes

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).

Tariff regulations for catering activities (food and drink outlets) 2022

20/5/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).
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Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).

Tariff regulations for catering activities 2022

22/12/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).
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Events

Applicable in the sea port area of Antwerp. (Only in Dutch)

Tariff regulations for events 2023

28/12/2022
Applicable in the sea port area of Antwerp. (Only in Dutch)
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Dry docks

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen

Tariff regulations for the use of a floating dry dock 2022

22/12/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen
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Water-bound oil spills

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).

Tariff regulations for water-bound oil spills - 2021

20/5/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).
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Brabo floating derrick crane

Applicable to the Antwerp port area.

Regulation for the use of Brabo floating derrick crane

27/4/2022
Applicable to the Antwerp port area.
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Use of land in the port area

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).

Regulation on the use of land in the port area 2022

22/12/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).
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Use of quays

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).

Regulations on the use of quays and sheds in the port area 2022

22/12/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Antwerpen (Dutch only).
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Port traffic regulations

Specialised port vehicles such as straddle carriers typically operate on private land. Do you plan to drive one of these port vehicles on public roads? Then the vehicle must comply with the port traffic regulation. This regulation is a supplement to the highway code.

Port traffic regulations

Maritime shipping

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).

Information brochure from the Harbour Master's Office

1/6/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).
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Applicable in the Bruges - Zeebrugge port area.

Tariff regulations for the Bruges - Zeebrugge port area 2023

13/1/2023
Applicable in the Bruges - Zeebrugge port area.
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Safety rules

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).

General safety requirements at terminals, quays, jetties, landing bridges, pontoons and other port infrastructure

20/5/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).
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Bunkering

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).

Bunkering regulations

20/5/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).
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Underwater cleaning

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).

Underwater cleaning regulations

20/5/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).
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Geozone and drones

These regulations apply to the port area of Zeerbugge. Only available in Dutch.

Regulations for Geographic UAS Zone - Geozone

20/5/2022
These regulations apply to the port area of Zeerbugge. Only available in Dutch.
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Manuel for the drone portal idronect for drone flights in the port area of Zeebrugge?

Drone portal

20/5/2022
Manuel for the drone portal idronect for drone flights in the port area of Zeebrugge?
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Pleasure cruises

Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).

Directives for pleasure craft

20/5/2022
Van toepassing voor het havengebied Zeebrugge (Dutch only).
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Codex gevaarlijk goed

Codex voor de behandeling van gevaarlijke goederen

Codex dangerous goods

29/12/2022
Codex voor de behandeling van gevaarlijke goederen
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