Ensuring good access to the port is vital for locals, employees and companies. Belgium is a transit country however, meaning our neighbouring countries also use the Belgian road network (including Antwerp’s ring road) to move around freight. In 2016, our own freight traffic accounted for just 5% of all road traffic in the region. This caused delays, in combination with roadworks and commuter traffic. Nonetheless, we strive to reduce the impact of our transport on mobility in and around Antwerp. 

We take various initiatives to support companies so they make sustainable mobility choices:

  • We advise combined transport, by rail and barge, for a modal split. By 2030, 42% of containers to and from the port should be transferred by barge, 15% by rail and just 43% by road. 
  • Liquids and gases are transported within and to and from the port by a network of pipelines, all the way to Rotterdam even. This takes hundreds of trucks off the road every day. 
  • The Antwerp Port Authority and its partners are continuously investing in the maintenance, optimisation and renovation of the road network in the port. 
  • We support sustainable alternatives for commuter traffic.

Do you work or live in or near the port? There are plenty of alternatives to cars. 


World Ports Sustainability Program 2018

The international maritime community is taking up the challenge to shape a sustainable supply chain for the future. With the World Ports Sustainability Program, launched in the Port of Antwerp, the worldwide port community commits itself to contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.