The 200 million tonnes milestone was passed in 2015 with a good margin and the container volume too set a new record. This Annual Report outlines the various efforts made by the Port Authority in 2015 to further increase the added value that it generates.
In 2015, Port of Antwerp reached the 200 million tonnes milestone!
2015 saw 14,417 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).
2015 saw 47,500 barges come and go at the Port of Antwerp. An average of 130 a day!
Every day 250 loaded freight trains leave the Antwerp port area en route to their next destination!
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.
About 900 companies are established in the Antwerp port area!