Strategic location

Antwerp is an outstanding railway port. It is a junction of the major rail connections inside and outside Europe. Service providers invest heavily in the rail offerings to make it as quick and flexible as possible. Rail allows a significant reduction of the ecological footprint. For the majority of cargo flows it is a valid alternative to road transport.

Junction for principal rail corridors

The port of Antwerp is a centrally located railway junction for the three main rail corridors in Europe:

  • Corridor 1 (Rhine - Alpine Corridor): Antwerp – Duisburg – Cologne – Basel – Genoa
  • Corridor 2 (North Sea - Mediterranean Corridor): Antwerp – Luxembourg – Lyon/Strasbourg - Basel
  • Corridor 8 (North Sea - Baltic Corridor): Antwerp – Duisburg – Poland – Lithuania

Moreover trains regularly leave from Antwerp to destinations outside Europe such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Korea and China.

A list of the various rail operators and -connections is available on the Antwerp Railway Departure List at the bottom of this page.


Wide choice of specialised providers

Many private rail companies and rail operators invest actively in direct international rail connections with the Port of Antwerp for all forms of shipment. This wide choice of specialised providers guarantees a varied offer.

 

Contact

Koen Cuypers

Function: 
Senior Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland
Address: 

Antwerp Port Authority
Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp

Katarina Stancova

Function: 
Advisor Intermodality & Hinterland
T.: 
0032 3 229 6679
Address: 

Antwerp Port Authority
Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp