Why work for Port of Antwerp-Bruges?

The Port Authority is a unique organisation to work for. Discover the advantages of a job with impact in a stimulating setting. Take charge of your career and continue learning. And find out what benefits there are for you.

Working for the Port Authority is a job… 

… with impact

In the port, the result of your work is there to see right away. Each working day is different and offers new opportunities. For us, no challenge is too big, as long as we work on it together.

… in a stimulating setting

Discover the fascinating surroundings at the port. Together, we're working to build the global port of the future. A port that's constantly developing. We are growing as a team. You will grow as a person.

… where safety is paramount

Safety is always our first priority. You will receive personal protective equipment such as safety footwear, a helmet or a life-jacket and you will use them at all times. You will also benefit from regular training, tips and advice about safety at work. 

Collega's Rino Van Suetendael en Omar Bouazza aan het werk aan de Kieldrechtsluis. Foto's genomen ihkv van employer branding video.

… where you have control

How your career develops is down to you. Seizing opportunities to grow is in our DNA, so you can certainly count on our help. Your supervisor works with you to determine your objectives and help you achieve your ambitions. And if you're unsure about your career options, you can arrange to meet your colleagues from HR for an "On Course" discussion. 

… where the focus is on your health and well-being

Your health and well-being are important. Let us guide you to a healthier lifestyle with the many programmes and campaigns we offer, including sports events, tips and support on topics such as nutrition, ergonomics, stopping smoking, stress, sleep and more besides. Your mental health is also extremely important to us. You can also take part in workshops to increase your resilience. Are you having difficulties? If so, we're there for you. 

… where you'll be learning all the time

At the Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority, you'll be learning the whole time and can be certain to receive continuous feedback. Choose from a wide range of training courses, or let us help you put together a personal development plan. We're always there for you to provide tips. Because we're all learning new things every day and in different ways. In this respect, getting and giving good feedback is very important to us. 

… where working is a pleasure

Working somewhere with a great atmosphere is important. Putting your best foot forwards in a team with a true passion for the port. And that also includes a brilliant team-building session or excursion. Celebrating our successes together is also what we're about. Would you enjoy a cosy get-together at a summer barbecue or would you prefer to put on your best dance moves at our New Year Party?

Collega's onder elkaar

Leave and fringe benefits

1. An attractive salary

You will receive a competitive salary, according to your individual work experience. The amount you earn is laid down in a salary scale for each class.  

You can also be sure to receive a holiday allowance, an end-of-year bonus, meal vouchers and additional annual benefits such as sports and culture vouchers and ecocheques.

2. Holidays

In addition to your statutory days' holiday, you will receive a generous number of additional days' leave, which you can use to achieve an ideal balance between your work and your private life. You can also save up your days' leave or receive payment in lieu for part of your leave allowance.

3. Insurance

You can also benefit from some attractive insurance schemes, the costs of which are borne entirely by the Port Authority.


  1. Hospitalisation insurance, with free membership for children. 
  2. A non-statutory pension scheme with excellent group insurance. 
  3. Invalidity insurance in the event of long-term sickness. 

4. Flexibility

You can telework if your position allows. In order to achieve that, we will provide you with all the equipment you need to work comfortably and efficiently online. Everyone receives a smartphone with a contract. Will you be coming on board in an office job? If so, we will provide you with a laptop. And did you know you can also benefit from a contribution towards your home internet connection?

5. Mobility

It is important that you arrive at your place of work smoothly and safely.  

  1. Do you cycle to work? If so, you will receive a bicycle allowance and we will provide breakdown assistance. You can also choose between a free company bicycle or a lease plan for a different type of bike.  
  2. Do you travel to work by public transport? In that case, we will reimburse the cost of your season ticket.  
  3. Do you travel by car? If so, you will receive a commuting allowance.  
  4. For travel between our various locations, you can use service bicycles and service cars at any time.  

6. Free time

There's no work without leisure. We do love a good party with our colleagues. We run regular draws and the winners receive tickets for football or basketball matches. Thanks to the Benefits@Work platform, you can also enjoy attractive benefits and discounts.

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Ihkv de employer branding video namen we ook enkele foto's van collega's aan het werk.
Ihkv de employer branding video namen we ook enkele foto's van collega's aan het werk.
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