Organisational chart

This organisational chart shows how the various departments and services within Antwerp Port Authority are structured. Click on the download for a more comprehensive view of the chart.

An explanation for each department or office:

  • International Networks Department
    This team is responsible for expanding and maintaining contacts with international head offices of existing and potential customers and setting up global partnerships. The commercial and promotional apperance of our port is guaranteed thanks to our  worldwide network of representatives, located in regions that are strategically important for Antwerp. International Relations and Networks team works closely with affiliated companies of the Port Authority: PAI (Port of Antwerp International) and APEC (Antwerp / Flanders Port Education Center). PAI provides services such as consultancy, management and participations in overseas port projects. APEC specializes in training for port specialists worldwide. Together we ensue that the port of Antwerp is 'top-of-mind' among shippers, forwarders and shipping companies.
  • Infrastructure Department
    The Infrastructure Department is responsible for planning, developing and managing the wet and dry infrastructure, in line with the vision for sustainable development of the port area.
  • Customer Relations Department
    New and existing customers of the Port Authority come into daily contact with the Customer Relations Department. It develops products for efficient collaboration with existing and future customers of Antwerp Port Authority, within the strategic guidelines and in consultation with the International Networks manager.
  • Nautical Operations Department
    The Nautical Operations Department ensures safe, efficient, customer-friendly and cost-efficient nautical services and nautical movements in the port of Antwerp, in line with the strategic guidelines. It is also responsible for the Port Authority's fleet and workshops, and for Shipping Traffic Management and the Harbourmaster's Office (with the exception of police powers.)
  • Finance Department
    The Finance team implements a central, transversal financial policy for Antwerp Port Authority. The team coordinates all financial administrative processes, collects the Port Authority's income and coordinates its central purchasing management.
  • Marketing & Communication Office
    The Marketing & Communication team is responsible for all forms of communication and marketing on behalf of the Port Authority. It organises national and international events, manages the Port Authority's online presence and takes care of the internal communication for the more than 1500 employees of the Port Authority. It supports and develops all publicity activities, and shapes the Port Authority's brand and image.
  • Corporate Affairs Office
    The Corporate Affairs team defends and promotes the strategic interests of the Port Authority, in dialogue with national and international bodies. The team members act as true ambassadors for the Port Authority in matters of strategic importance, giving voice to the strengths and advantages of our organisation. They ensure a wide basis of support for the port of Antwerp, by means of various ongoing projects.
  • Human Resources Office
    The Human Resources team develops and implements a flexible personnel policy, in line with the corporate vision, strategy and culture. The team coordinates the HR processes and maps out the individual career policy for the Port Authority's employees. It also acts as the sparring partner for top management, and as the reliable discussion partner for trade unions and external stakeholders.
  • Digital Information & Innovation Office
    The Digital Information & Innovation Office takes the lead in developing and implementing an innovative digital IT and telecommunications policy. The team is proactive in meeting the present and future digital challenges facing the Port Authority and its subsidiaries.