Port vehicles are vehicles intended for the handling and transportation of goods and are only used inside the port area. If they want to use the public road in the port, they must comply with a specific regulation: the Port Traffic Regulation.

1. General

1.1 Text of Regulation

Clarification text Port Traffic Regulation Port of Antwerp

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Decree of the Government of Flanders concerning the Port Traffic Regulation

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1.2 Presentation

Introduction to the Port Traffic Regulation

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2. Information for port users

2.1 General

What is the Port Traffic Regulation?

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Categories of port vehicle – port area

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2.2 Recognition as a port vehicle

A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

Recognition of port vehicles

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A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3
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A4 B4

Recognition of port vehicles

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Inschrijving bij de Dienst Inschrijvingen Voertuigen als 'Havenvoertuig Aard PO'.

Registering with the Vehicle Registrations Department

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Inschrijving bij de Dienst Inschrijvingen Voertuigen als 'Havenvoertuig Aard PO'.
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2.3 Inspection of port vehicle

A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

Types of inspections carried out on port vehicles

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A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3
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A4 B4

Types of inspections carried out on port vehicles

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A4 B4

Types of inspections carried out on port vehicles

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Gevolgen geldigheidsduur havenvoertuigen A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

Types of evidence that inspections have been performed

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Gevolgen geldigheidsduur havenvoertuigen A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3
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Gevolgen geldigheidsduur havenvoertuigen A4 B4

Types of evidence that inspections have been performed

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Gevolgen geldigheidsduur havenvoertuigen A4 B4
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A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

Inspection forms for inspections must be completed prior to the recognition of port vehicles

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A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3
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These forms are provided for illustration and information purposes only. You can present yourself to an inspection body recognised by the Port Authority. Below is a list of those approved inspection bodies by category. The list is supplemented as control bodies obtain their recognition.

List of recognised inspection bodies for vehicles in categories A1 - B1 - A2 - B2 - A3 - B3:

Controle instantieAdresTelefoonE-mail
SGSNoorderlaan 87, 2030 Antwerpen+32 3 545 48 84be.ssb.lhhaven.antwerpen@sgs.com
OCBKoningin Astridlaan 60, 2550 Kontich+32 3 451 37 00info@ocb.be
0800 13 890
VinçotteNoordersingel 23, 2140 Antwerpen+32 3 221 87 67dmlplanningnorth@vincotte.be

List of recognised inspection bodies for vehicles in category A4 - B4:

Controle instantieAdresTelefoonInfo
GTMTreurenberg 11, 2030 Antwerpen+32 3 541 55 65Grondgebied Antwerpen
Volvo TrucksSchouwkensstraat 5, 2030 Antwerpen+32 3 541 75 50Grondgebied Antwerpen
Transport RoosensKetenislaan Haven 1502, 9130 Beveren+32 3 775 01 01Grondgebied Oost-Vlaanderen
LTRHavinkbeekstraat 11, 9130 Beveren+32 3 248 78 14Grondgebied Oost-Vlaanderen
Buiten het Havengebied

Whenever an inspection is to be performed by an inspection body located outside the port area, you must submit an application to portvehicles@portofantwerpbruges.com in order to be permitted to use the vehicle to travel outside the port area (only applies to port vehicles belonging to category A4 - B4). Please use the application form below for that purpose.

Application form – inspection to be performed outside the port area

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Werkwijze om toestemming te verkrijgen voor een controle buiten het Havengebied

Exception – inspection performed outside port area

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Werkwijze om toestemming te verkrijgen voor een controle buiten het Havengebied
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2.4 Vehicle documents

Vehicle documents and driver's documents

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2.5 Signalling for port vehicles

Havenvoertuigen A1 B1

Lights, reflectors, signalling

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Havenvoertuigen A1 B1
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Havenvoertuigen A2 B2 A3 B3 A4 B4

Lights, reflectors, signalling

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Havenvoertuigen A2 B2 A3 B3 A4 B4
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3. Information for inspection bodies

3.1 General

Voor havenvoertuigen A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

Inspections for port vehicles

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Voor havenvoertuigen A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3
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Controles voor havenvoertuigen A4 B4

Inspections for port vehicles

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Controles voor havenvoertuigen A4 B4
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3.2 Location of inspection

Plaats controle havenvoertuigen A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

Location of inspection

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Plaats controle havenvoertuigen A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3
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Werkwijze om toestemming te verkrijgen voor een controle buiten het Havengebied

Exception – inspection outside port area

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Werkwijze om toestemming te verkrijgen voor een controle buiten het Havengebied
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3.3 Recognition of inspection bodies

Erkenning Voorwaarden en procedure

Inspection bodies

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Erkenning Voorwaarden en procedure
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Erkenning Voorwaarden en procedure

Inspection bodies A4 B4

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Erkenning Voorwaarden en procedure
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3.4 Performing inspections

3.4.1 Types

Soorten controlebewijzen gevolgen geldigheidsduur

Inspection bodies A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

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Soorten controlebewijzen gevolgen geldigheidsduur
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Soorten controlebewijzen gevolgen geldigheidsduur

Inspection bodies A4 B4

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Soorten controlebewijzen gevolgen geldigheidsduur
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3.4.2 Certificates of inspection A1 - B1 - A2 - B2 - A3 - B3

A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

Inspection forms for inspections must be completed prior to the recognition of port vehicles A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3

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A1 B1 A2 B2 A3 B3
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Inspection forms for the annual inspection of port vehicles A1 BA A2 B2 A3 B3

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4. Information about the relocation and operational transportation of port vehicles

4.1 Relocation

A1 B1

Relocation

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4.2 Operational transportation

Operationeel transport A2 A3 B2 B3

Port users

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Operationeel transport A2 A3 B2 B3
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Operationeel transport A4 B4

Operational transportation

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Operationeel transport A4 B4
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4.3 Application for Relocation and operational transportation

Enclosed is the application for a route permit Please complete it and send it to portvehicles@portofantwerpbruges.com, accompanied by a sketch of the route.

Aanvraagformulier trajectvergunning 2021

Application form for a route permit

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Aanvraagformulier trajectvergunning 2021
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List of man-made structures or roads with limited load-bearing capacity (Art.75): Bridge numbers 9459, 6950 en 6951 (Noorderlaan). The enclosed plan can be found here.

5. Frequently asked questions

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