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Autonoom Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen (GHA)
Native name
Autonoom Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen
Havenhuis, Entrepotkaai 1
+32-(0)3-205 20 11
+32-(0)3-205 20 28
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The port of Antwerp is the gateway to Europe, through which more than 150 million tonnes of cargo flows every year - a figure that is constantly on the increase. Antwerp is the second largest port in Europe for international shipping freight and the fourth largest in the world. But freight transhipment is by no means the port’s only activity: goods are also stored, repacked, dispatched and then distributed to their final destinations from Antwerp. Antwerp’s central position within North West Europe makes it a preferred location, offering excellent access to the major European industrial centres and a large potential consumer base. As a seaport, Antwerp is an important link in the chain of international trade. And thanks to its enormous storage capacity the port acts as the supermarket of Europe where all types of products obtain the specialised handling and storage that they require. Finally, Antwerp is the perfect port of the future as it is the only seaport that can receive millions of tonnes of cargo so far inland. Cargo can be brought 80 km inland to Antwerp by the most environmentally friendly means of transport, which therefore avoids many truckloads having to be carried over the same distance. From a European perspective, Antwerp is the best choice from not only an economic but also from an ecological point of view. Strong in this conviction, the port of Antwerp has set itself the firm ambition of expanding its annual freight volume to 300 million tonnes.

results in other services

  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)

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Collating centre
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Belgian Marine Data Centre (MUMM-BMDC)
Latest update
4 November 2011 11:38:02 AM