SMART PORTS - ANTWERP
As Europe's second-largest port, the Port of Antwerp is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy: more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations ensure global connectivity. The Port of Antwerp annually handles around 231 million tonnes of international maritime freight, and is home to Europe's largest integrated chemical cluster. The Port of Antwerp accounts, directly and indirectly, for a total of around 143.000 jobs and more than €20 billion added value.
True to its mission 'a home port vital for a sustainable future’, Antwerp Port Authority aims to flexibly respond to a rapidly evolving maritime market, allowing the port to continue playing its role as a leading world port. The emphasis in this respect is on cooperation, adaptability, a strong focus on innovation and digitisation, and on sustainable added value, as well as on responsibility towards society.
As one of the leading ports in the world, Antwerp aims to be the 'port of the future'. Port of Antwerp uses innovation as a lever to turn today's major challenges such as energy transition, digitisation and mobility into opportunities and solutions. By implementing new technologies and collaborating with others, we are further building the sustainable growth of our port and making it more efficient, safer and more resilient.