About the port
The Port of Brussels is the pulsing heart of the city and the canal its vital artery. Crossing from one side of the capital to the other for over 14 kilometres, the canal serves a port area of 107 hectares: an economic hub, centre of nautical entertainment and a sea port.
The Port of Brussels aims to encourage transport by water (as the most environmentally friendly mode of transport) create jobs, take action against global warming and improve urban distribution.
It is Belgium’s second inland port, and only a 5-hour sail from the Port of Antwerp. Its quays stretch for 8.67 km, along the waterway that crosses the Brussels region from north to south. The port cluster is home to 350 companies and provides employment, either directly or indirectly, to almost 8,000 people!
As port operator, the port is also responsible for maintaining the canal and its infrastructures.
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