Passenger transport: sustainable commuter traffic

More than 80% of port employees take the car from and to work every day. The result is a lot of commuter traffic. The Port Authority and its partners seek a sustainable commuter traffic policy and by 2030 target a 10% reduction in the number of drivers driving alone. We are working on initiatives and campaigns in different areas: we stimulate public transport and promote alternative means of transport such as bicycles, collective transport, water mobility and initiatives such as carpooling.

Water mobility

Ferry services and the water bus provide a permanent transport alternative across the Scheldt

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waterbus port of antwerp

Bike to the port

The port area is a maritime, logistics and industrial area with accompanying infrastructure such as bridges, locks, etc. The traffic is intense and largely comprises lorry traffic and large transports. 

However, the Port Authority and the responsible road authorities have built safe cycling infrastructure wherever possible. And they will continue to do so in the future. The bicycle is a great alternative for workers to commute to the port. 

 

Download bicycle map 

 


Free transport with Bike Bus between Left and Right banks

(and vice-versa)

All employees in the port can take the Bike Bus free of charge through the Tijsmans and Liefkenshoek tunnels. The bus has stops on both sides of the Canal dock and the Scheldt, so making it easy for the first time to cross between the Left and Right banks.

 

Have a look at the route

 


Reporting centre for road problems

 

If you come across potholes in the road or problems with a bridge somewhere in the port, now you can do something about it.

 

Let us have a brief description of the location and the damage, if possible along with a photograph, and we'll take the necessary action. Your report will be sent to the road infrastructure manager concerned. 

 

Make your report here

 


 

Collective transport

Unlike public transport, collective transport is not organised by a public authority. The collective transport network is extensive in the Port of Antwerp 9.7% of employees uses it every day. The timetable is tailored to the working hours of the participating companies and is therefore ideal for employees who can't use public transport. Various authorities organise collective transport in the Port of Antwerp.

 

Shuttle bus  

Under the motto 'Commuting together pays off every day', the Port Authority and the Left Bank Development Corporation promote the Shuttle bus service. It's a safe, eco-friendly and affordable way of commuting collectively to a work destination in the port of Antwerp. Rides can be one-off, sporadic or long term, 24/7 and 365 days in the entire port area. The buses leave, after reservation, at different times from and to reserved companies. Everyone can reserve the Shuttle bus, including you, provided that the company you work for is a member. 

More information: www.pendelbushaven.be

 

I-BUS

IBUS stop

The I-BUS or Industrie-bus is a safe and free shuttle bus for employees of Covestro, Evonik, Ineos, Lanxess, Monsanto and Inovyn to commute to and from work. Temporary workers and job students of the participating companies can also use the I-BUS. There are 39 routes both on Left bank and Right bank. 27 lines are for daytime services (only weekdays) and 12 lines for the 3 shift system (every day). The routes first stop at a restricted number of stops around Antwerp and then take the fastest route to the port. 

More information: www.i-bus.be

 

Initiatives of individual companies 

Other companies, such as BASF, Total and ExxonMobil also provide collective transport for their employees. Get in touch with your human resources manager to find out whether your employer offers collective transport and whether a bus stops near you.

 


Carpooling

You've probably already heard of the Port of Antwerp Carpoolplatform. Has your company joined? The platform pairs people to drive to work. Just like you we give priority to a more sustainable mobility in the port. This is why the Port of Antwerp actively promotes the Carpoolplatform.

 


 

Public transport

You can travel to and from work safely and affordably by public transport. Various De Lijn buses run between the Port of Antwerp and the surrounding municipalities. and the preliminary stage of your journey can be completed by tram or train. Once you arrive in the port area, you can take the bus or go by bike.

The timetables are available on www.delijn.be and on www.belgianrail.be.

Did you know  employers are required by law to contribute to your season ticket. Some employers will even pay the full amount. This makes public transport an affordable and sustainable means of transport.

 


Companies in the port also take other initiatives

Various port companies apply mobile and flexible working. Port Authority employees, for example, are able to work independently of location and time. This system of mobile working has a positive effect on the traffic in and around the Port of Antwerp.