0
Group
6.59
million tons — global traffic 2020
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Group
14.00
km of canal
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Group
2.00
locks
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Bitmap
23.00
bridges
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Group
13000.00
photovoltaic panels
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-2000.00
lorries in Brussels daily
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Group
-96000.00
tons of CO2/year
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Group
300.00
companies
0
Group
9000.00
(direct and indirect) jobs

From start-ups to multinational companies, more than 300 concession holders are happy to be anchored in the port area. However, the Port of Brussels is also a place for relaxation, leisure, riverbanks, and cycle paths. The Port of Brussels offers everyone an environmentally friendly world of business, leisure, and sporting opportunities.

All the leisure places
All the business locations

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A dock is a place where the waterway is wider, allowing ships to load and unload their cargo and store their goods in the areas alongside the waterway. To make the best possible use of this land in an urban environment, we therefore try to form clusters wherever possible.

For example, a sand and gravel supplier is located next to a concrete works, resulting in greater efficiency in the way the land is used.

The names of the docks were not chosen at random. Almost all the names refer to former governors of the Province of Brabant in former times, each of whom was also Chair of the Board of Directors of the port. That is how Emile Béco and Auguste Vergote gave their names to docks that can be seen today. 😉

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A port is nothing without its ships. How often do they arrive in our port, and when do they come?

The ships that pass through the Port of Brussels do not operate on a fixed timetable. They are chartered by various different companies that are active in the port, based on their needs and logistical flows. Some ships simply pass through Brussels without stopping. That is called transit traffic.

Some 20 or 30 ships visit our port every day. 

The European trend towards inland navigation vessels with increasingly large capacities means that more cargo can be transported on fewer ships. Those ships are getting bigger, but that is not a problem for our outer harbour. It has a very good capacity for an inland navigation port. 

If you are heading for Charleroi, however, the situation is different. On that route the size of the locks means that the size of the ships is also limited to the European standard: 80 metres long with a maximum capacity of 1350 tonnes. That is still quite large, equivalent to the capacity of dozens of trucks. So inland navigation offers immediate benefits in terms of both the environment and our quality of life!

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