Strategic location

The port of Antwerp is on the one hand connected to the 1,500 km long Belgian waterway network and on the other to the pan-European rivers and canals network, thanks to its location in the middle of the Scheldt-Maas-Rhine-delta. This results in a substantial 41% of all cargo to/from the port being transported by barge.

To the European consumer's door in no time

Antwerp’s location deep inland ensures short barge transit times to strategic regions in the European hinterland.

A network of inland terminals

Several inland terminals create added value by offering various logistics activities. Thanks to their direct daily connections with the port they provide an efficient transfer to the hinterland. The many inland terminals in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland offer a smooth connection to industrial zones all over Europe. They provide numerous services such as:

  • pre- and on-carriage
  • just-in-time solutions
  • stuffing and stripping
  • storage for empty containers

Find your terminal in the European hinterland

Find barge operators active in Antwerp

Transport with a future

Inland navigation is a growing mode with still a huge upside potential. Austria, and the other countries served by the Danube are such additional markets. Moreover, this congestion-free mode of transport is safe and ecological.

Important figures 

Contact

Pascale Pasmans

Function: 
Head Intermodality & Hinterland
Address: 

Antwerp Port Authority
Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp

Dominique Vercauteren

Function: 
Consultant Intermodality & Hinterland
Address: 

Antwerp Port Authority
Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp

Marjan Beelen

Function: 
Consultant Intermodality & Hinterland
Address: 

Antwerp Port Authority
Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp