European projects

Clean Inland Shipping


The Antwerp Port Authority started CLean INland Shipping (Clinsh) in 2016.

Together with various partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and England, we are working towards a cleaner inland waterway.


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Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (SPEED)


The Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (SPEED) project aims to bridge the gap between the European ports and the nascent data science and IoT markets in Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, and France. 

It plans to attain this goal by developing a widespread network converging both the community of data science and IoT entrepreneurs and that of the European 2 Seas region port logistics.


Driven by new smart port app development, the project aims for a leading smart ports innovation ecosystem.




The ePIcenter project unites 36 partners (port authorities, logistic service providers, manufacturers, academic institutions, technology partners,…) throughout Europe and beyond to develop and test AI driven logistic software solutions, new transport technologies and supporting methodologies to increase the efficiency of global supply chains and reduce their environmental impact.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861584.


Aside being the project coordinator, Port of Antwerp works aside the other partners to enable transparent, efficient and green supply chains through digitalisation and optimisation of logistic processes.


We implement real life use cases that improve the global and hinterland connectivity of our port within the global and European transport networks.


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IMMERSE is a cooperation of 11 European partners, co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.


Port of Antwerp - Immerse

IMMERSE will accelerate implementation of large-scale measures that address multiple estuary management challenges, while increasing their cost-efficiency and enhancing stakeholder commitment. The project’s legacy will ensure long-term sustained delivery of measure benefits in the project's estuaries as well as across the region through knowledge and experience transfer.


Port of Antwerp will work with Scheldt estuary partners to assess the potential to implement a previously developed morphological management strategy to maintain port accessibility and develop habitat areas.


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