All the stakeholders in the port form a unique ecosystem. As such, the port has become an excellent breeding ground for sustainable and successful cooperation. By working together, businesses make the most of each other’s proximity. They can share knowledge and resources, and one company’s residual heat or by-product can become another company’s energy or raw material. 

The circular economy concept: how does it work?

The generated steam, residual heat and residues, such as chemicals, are often considered a waste product.  There are plenty of companies, however, who can reuse it. This helps sustain the environment and saves money: reduces the environmental impact, companies spend less on energy or raw materials, less costly waste processing and so on. A circular economy is only possible, when cooperation, creativity and research are combined.

Shared infrastructure and facilities

A growing number of companies are discovering the benefits of shared business park management. They share the cost and personnel for maintenance, waste collection or the transportation of employees among others.

Exchange platforms

Companies also reach out to educational institutions, innovative start-ups, other ports, the local community, employees and so on. It is our way of building a sustainable future together, on the economic, environmental and social level.

Sustainable Development Goals Port of Antwerp