A port is an extensive area with critical installations and activities such as chemical industry or shipping traffic. Safety and security are essential in everything we do for the people who work at the port as well as for the people who live in the general vicinity of the port area. Everyone who comes into the port can help enhance safety and security. 

Emergency plan

Port of Antwerp-Bruges has internal emergency plans at its disposal and works closely with the competent authorities in the event of emergencies. We can rely on government systems such as the Neighbourhood Information Network (BIN in Dutch) to keep an eye on things, and BE-alert to notify employees and local residents in the event of an incident. 


Safety relates to everything we can do technically and organisationally to make the activities in Port of Antwerp-Bruges as safe as possible. Think of shipping traffic, the transport of hazardous goods, or the wearing of personal protective equipment. As such, Port Authority Officers check that shipping is in compliance. 


Security relates to the actions we take to prevent deliberate sabotage, theft or criminal activity.

ISPS port security

The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) is an international standard for the security of passenger ships, cargo ships and port facilities handling international traffic. Port of Antwerp-Bruges also has an approved ISPS security plan

Certified Pick Up

Certified Pick up is a neutral and central data platform that connects all actors involved in the container import process. This system replaces the previous pin codes and guarantees a secure, transparent and efficient release process for incoming containers, which will then leave the port by rail, inland navigation or truck.

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Report incidents and suspicious situations

Have you noticed something suspicious at the port? Report it! That way, you help keep the port safe. 

Report a suspicious situation
Meld een incident of verdachte situatie via het meldpunt.

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