Antwerp Port Authority was formed in 1997 as an independent municipal company of the City of Antwerp. It plays an important role in the day-to-day operation of the port, with approximately 1,550 employees ensuring the port is able to function efficiently and continues to grow. The Port Authority maintains the docks, bridges, locks, quays and concession sites. It is also responsible for ensuring safe shipping traffic above the locks. The Port Authority has its own tugging, dredging and crane divisions, promotes the port nationally and internationally, and provides daily communication about events and developments within the port. In the meantime the Port Authority invests in the future of the port. It strives for a sustainable port in all aspects, and seeks to be an example of responsible entrepreneurship.


The Shift helps members to make use of the global framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to map their societal ambitions.

13. Climate action

By signing the COP21 engagement letter, we commit to take voluntary action to reduce environmental and carbon footprints. We implement this by setting targets to reduce our current own GHG emissions and/or energy consumption, while also collaborating in supply chains and at sectorial levels. We agree on the need for inspirational and meaningful global action and aligned messaging. We will act as ambassadors for climate action, focusing on solutions and economic opportunities. We will help raise public awareness. We will actively manage climate risks and incorporate them in decision making — not least to realize growth opportunities. We will take steps to implement effective strategies to strengthen not only our companies’ but also societal resilience.