About the Port
The Port of Brussels manages a port estate of 105 hectares in the Brussels-Capital Region, located along the Antwerp-Brussels-Charleroi canal, which crosses Brussels over a length of 14 kilometres
The Port is in charge of the traditional port operator missions: it hosts approximately 200 companies on its estate, active in various sectors (construction, logistics, petroleum products, etc.). The Port is also the manager of the waterway in Brussels and consequently takes care of the maintenance and performance of the canal, the lift bridges and the locks in Brussels.
Brussels is the second largest Belgian inland port and enjoys an ideal location in the centre of Europe. It is a seaport accessible 24/7, 5 hour’s sailing from the Port of Antwerp via a canal that has only two locks between Brussels and Antwerp. The Port of Brussels offers 5.5 km of quays along the waterway which crosses the Brussels Region from north to south. The Port of Brussels has the objective of promoting water transport (the most environment-friendly mode of transport), the development of employment, and the fight against global warming and for better urban distribution.