Living and working in and round the port

Antwerp’s port community is aware of the impact of its activities on the people who work and live nearby. That is why the port focuses on sustainable measures. In logistics and transport - the port’s economic role - but also in industrial production. And that is how the port strives to limit its impact on climate, nature and the environment.  



We think about how we can make all the port activities more sustainable, including the transportation of people and goods. Find out more about our sustainable actions and plans for throughput, transport in the foreland or the hinterland or commuter traffic.

The environment

Antwerp’s port community focuses on the various forms of nuisance that may be caused by the port’s activities: air quality and pollution, excessive noise, soil contamination, water contamination, odour nuisance, waste and so on.


The Port of Antwerp’s ambition is to achieve a low-carbon economy, which is quite a challenge. But our efforts are vital. Find out how we are working to achieve this.


While the port must pay attention to nature in the port area, this should not undermine the port’s ambition or economic value. We work with partners to create opportunities for nature in the port. Find out here how we create more space for animals and vegetation.