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Even in the early Middle Ages, Bruges was the most important seaport in Europe. Today is no different. Meanwhile, the newly merged Port of Antwerp-Bruges has grown to become the second-largest in Europe.

Port of Antwerp-Bruges: prominent gateway to European markets

A modern infrastructure for efficient handling of the latest and largest ro-ro and container ships makes the Zeebrugge platform a major logistics hub. In 2022, the port recorded a cargo throughput of 55 million tons, about 65% coming from trailers or containers.. Every year, nearly 10,000 ships moor up at Zeebrugge. 

The port ships nearly 3 million new cars each year. That makes it the largest car port in the world. Zeebrugge is also crucial for energy supply. You will find natural gas terminals from Fluxys, Gassco and Interconnector here.

Beloved home of big brands

The strategic location and logistical organisation of the port (scheduled services by ship, rail or inland waterway) are convincing more and more companies to centralise their distribution in Zeebrugge. Some well-known examples are Toyota's car terminal, Bridgestone's distribution centre and StoraEnso's paper terminal. Of course, its many connections to the United Kingdom are also an asset.

Your conference in the port area?

Will you, like the organisers of Greenport Congress & Cruise, choose Zeebrugge as the location for your next conference? At the ABC terminal, you and your guests will be received in style. In addition, there are many interesting locations in and around the port. Want to know more about organising your professional event in Zeebrugge? Visit Bruges Convention Bureau will provide you with no-obligation advice.

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