Cargo transport via Port of Antwerp

The port of Antwerp has excellent infrastructure for all kinds of transport and goods. No other port is more centrally located in Europe than Antwerp. That makes transporting goods to consumers easier, more sustainable and more efficient.

Modal shift: choosing sustainable freight transport

Within the port area, trucks drive continuously to and from terminals, warehouses, supply centres and industrial companies. In order to guarantee fast and efficient transport, Port of Antwerp is focusing on the sustainable organisation of freight transport to, from and within the port. With a modal shift in favour of rail and inland navigation, we can avoid increasing road congestion.


Port of Antwerp, along with the competent partners and authorities, is developing the transport infrastructure for the benefit of sustainable freight transport. With a policy of encouragement, we are convincing players in the supply chain of the advantages of alternative modes of transport. Today, the inland navigation sector is already the most important mode of transport. In addition, Port of Antwerp is continuing to focus on the further development of our pipeline network.

Looking for your ideal connection via rail, barge or shortsea?


Discover all connections to the hinterland in our brand new brochure. For an up-to-date overview of timetables and contact persons, please visit the Port of Antwerp Connectivity Platform or the listed websites of the transport operators.

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Port of Antwerp - Barge transport

Inland navigation

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Port of Antwerp - Rail transport

Rail transport

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Port of Antwerp - Road transport

Road transport

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Port of Antwerp - Pipelines


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Port of Antwerp - Maritime shipping

Maritime shipping

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Strategic location and hinterland connection

Antwerp is surrounded by an extensive network of international motorways to industrial centres in Flanders, Wallonia, the Netherlands, Germany, France and countless other destinations in Europe. Antwerp is located at the intersection of the three main rail corridors in Europe and is directly connected to the pan-European inland navigation network


Port of Antwerp is directly connected to 500 overseas destinations, 300 of which have a weekly service. 

Port of Antwerp - Strategic location in the heart of Europe
Port of Antwerp - European markts at your fingertips

European sales market at your fingertips

Port of Antwerp is a gateway to Europe. 60% of European consumption centres are located within a 500km radius of Antwerp. Its central location in the heart of Europe makes Antwerp a cost-efficient choice for getting goods to the end customer. 


Port of Antwerp is a home for any and all goods

Practically any product you use in daily life passes through the port of Antwerp. There are five main types of cargo: container cargo, liquid bulk, dry bulk, breakbulk and ro-ro.

Each product requires its own method of transport

Port of Antwerp - A home for all types of cargo