We make every effort to ensure the port area stays clean. Because we prefer not to see any waste and litter in the port. Not in the water and not on the land side. Unfortunately, however, we cannot avoid pollution entirely. Cleanup operations, soil remediation, monitoring and prevention contribute to the transition to a clean port.

Clean water in the port is important for fauna and flora.


Good water quality in the port is important – not just for the fauna and flora, but for the surrounding companies too. In addition to water quality, sufficient water in the docks is just as important for the nautical accessibility of the port and keeping the industrial processes running, among other things.

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Together with shipping and inland navigation, we reduce and remove soil pollution.


Together with the companies at the port and maritime shipping and inland navigation, we are taking measures to reduce and remove pollution in the waterbed and soil, and the environment.

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Port of Antwerp-Bruges is working hard to prevent and clean up plastics and litter.


Plastics of course have a place at the port, but that place is not in the water or in nature. Port of Antwerp-Bruges therefore works hard on prevention and clean-up actions of plastics and litter. 

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Port of Antwerp-Bruges maps pollution using networks of air sensors and water sensors.

To measure is to know

In order to strive for a clean port, it is essential to get an idea of our public cleanliness and specific pollutants. We measure and monitor the state of the environment of the port through networks of air and water sensors, deploying drones, and periodic soil and waterbed surveys. Because monitoring leads to insights and concrete actions follow from these.

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