Working to maximise efficiency of goods transport

Antwerp’s strategic location in Europe ensures a huge amount of traffic in the port. To avoid an increase in congestion, Antwerp Port Authority is taking various steps to organise goods transport via two approaches:
Upgrading road transport so that the same volumes of cargo can be carried by fewer lorries.
Encouraging a modal shift from road transport to rail transport.
Find out about the various initiatives here.

Strategic location creates opportunities for road transport 

Strategic location of the Antwerp road network

Road transport plays a crucial role in connecting the Port of Antwerp to its hinterland due to its central location in the European road network. This location makes it accessible via an extensive network of international motorways. In 2016, 52% of the total goods flow to and from the Port of Antwerp went by road.

Thousands of lorries come and go every day in the port area ensuring efficient and swift transport between terminals, warehouses and industrial companies.

 


The central location in the heart of consuming and producing Europe offers many perspectives to get to the end client efficiently. The port is surrounded by an extensive network of motorways with direct and rapid connections to industrial centres in Flanders, Wallonia, the Netherlands, Germany, France and many other destinations in Europe.

 

 

 

Promoting a modal shift away from road transport


Antwerp Port Authority seeks to achieve a better balance between the various modes of transport by switching to more sustainable options: rail and inland shipping.

For this purpose, further growth is necessary in both rail and inland-shipping links. Antwerp is at the junction of three major railway lines in Europe. In addition, Antwerp’s location in the heart of the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta means it has a direct link to the pan-European inland shipping network.

However, we can also make road transport more efficient with suitable infrastructure projects.


Text block: Initiatives to improve road mobility

 
Text block: Initiatives to boost accessibility by rail

 
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Contact

Candide De Bruyn

Function: 
Consultant Strategy & Analysis
T.: 
00 32 3 205 20 48
Address: 

Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp
Belgium

Jan Buytaert

Function: 
Consultant Strategy & Analysis
Address: 

Antwerp Port Authority
Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp