Port city in the heart of Europe


As a city, Brussels is renowned worldwide.

What many are perhaps not aware of is that Brussels is also a port.

It is in fact the second largest inland port in Belgium with the capacity to accommodate vessels of up to 4,500 tonnes.
What is more, it is accessible 24 hours around the clock and, in navigation terms, just 5 hours from Antwerp.

The port of Brussels offers 12 km of quays and wharves along its 14 km of waterway.  It is also situated within an extensive network of high-speed road and rail links providing direct access to its 82 hectares of port facilities and installations.

The port of Brussels is under the dynamic management of an authority open to keeping pace with the fast-evolving transport and logistics sector.

Above all, it is dedicated to meeting the needs of users of the port's infrastructures and facilities. It does so in close cooperation with all of the economic players concerned, striving together to modernize and develop the site to its full potential. 

The Port of Brussels authority was set up in 1993. It is a public interest organisation whose majority shareholder is the Brussels-Capital Region.   Its other shareholders are the City of Brussels, eight other communes (administrative districts, or boroughs of Brussels) namely, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Schaerbeek, Saint-Gilles, Anderlecht, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Ixelles, Koekelberg, Etterbeek, and the public limited company S.A. Bruxelles-Infrastructures-Finances, a subsidiary of the Société Régionale d'Investissement de Bruxelles.  This privileged position not only provides the Port of Brussels with the resources to fulfil its ambitions, but also the managerial autonomy to provide the best possible services and amenities.

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