Antwerp: a home port for a sustainable future

Friday 22 03 2019

Port of Antwerp has teamed up with Reuters to make a mini-documentary on "17 goals to change our world." The film is part of a series of reports on how organisations around the world are working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability leader

As one of the most important links in trade between Europe and the rest of the world, Port of Antwerp plays a leading role in reconciling economic, social and ecological interests. The top priorities are sustainable growth, a radical modal shift, the transition to a circular, low-carbon economy, the digital transition, safety and security.

Strong through collaboration

Port of Antwerp is the main engines of the Belgian economy. A unique feature of the port is its cluster of logistical, maritime and industrial activities, which promotes sustainable management. One person in 16 works in or for the port of Antwerp, and the port platform itself generates 21 billion euros of direct and indirect added value annually (8.1% of the total for the Flemish region). 

Port of Antwerp acts as a community-builder by facilitating dialogue between all stakeholders and by supporting initiatives to achieve the transition to a more sustainable worldwide supply chain.