2014 was a record year for the Port of Antwerp. The Annual Report outlines the various efforts made by the Port Authority in 2014 to further refine the already strong platform offered by the port of Antwerp and to increase the added value that it generates.
2014 saw 14,009 sea-going vessels come and go at the Port of Antwerp. An average of 38 a day, but the vessels are becoming larger every year (number includes ULCS).
About 900 companies are established in the Antwerp port area!
No less than 61,496 people work in the Port of Antwerp. Add to this indirect employment, and you end up with 149,714 jobs thanks to the port.
Every day 250 loaded freight trains leave the Antwerp port area en route to their next destination!
2014 saw 48,200 barges come and go at the Port of Antwerp. An average of 132 a day!
In 2014, no less than 199 million tonnes of freight were discharged and loaded in the Port of Antwerp!