Antwerp is already the biggest port area in the world. Over the centuries, the area grew to exactly 13,057 hectares, or about 20,000 football fields.

In this area, the Port Authority gives land, warehouses, covering and quays in concession to private enterprises to develop their commercial activities. The Port Authority manages the utility lines, pipes and wind turbines with other parties.

A safe and smooth transfer of traffic in the port area is also vitally important of course. The docks need to be deep enough, the quay walls strong enough, the roads have to in good order, the locks need to be big enough and freight trains need to be able to get to every terminal.

Area Right bank  7,239 HA
Area Left bank  5,818 HA
Total area port area 13,057 HA

Length roads 409 km
Length rails   1,061 km
Length pipes   350 km
Length quays 157 km

Number of locks in use 6
Number of bridges 21
Number of docks    30
Number of buoys on the Scheldt  266
Number of bolders  6,383

Anversa PDF 159.6 KB download