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.

The Operations department comprises three subdivisions, i.e. Nautical Operations, Asset Management and Port projects. Each department has its own responsibilities where the safe, smooth, customer-friendly and cost-efficient progress of the nautical activities and traffic flows in the port are key. The Nautical Operations department is responsible for the fleet, Shipping Traffic Management and Harbourmaster's Office (with the exception of police powers). Asset Management is responsible for the development and management of the dry and maritime infrastructure such as bridges, locks, quay walls, etc. This is completely in line with the policy vision for a sustainable development of the port area. And the colleagues of Port Projects centralise all technical projects that have a big or small impact on the port infrastructure.

Operations Department

The Operations department comprises three subdivisions, i.e. Nautical Operations, Asset Management and Port projects. Each department has its own responsibilities where the safe, smooth, customer-friendly and cost-efficient progress of the nautical activities and traffic flows in the port are key.

  • The Nautical Operations department is responsible for the fleet, Shipping Traffic Management and Harbourmaster's Office (with the exception of police powers).
  • Asset Management is responsible for the development and management of the dry and maritime infrastructure such as bridges, locks, quay walls, etc. This is completely in line with the policy vision for a sustainable development of the port area.
  • And the colleagues of Port Projects centralise all technical projects that have a big or small impact on the port infrastructure.

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.