This report is the sixth sustainability report from the port of Antwerp. In this report, we as a port community are reporting on our collective efforts and results in terms of sustainable development.
Port of Antwerp
Port of Antwerp has an important role in the daily operation of the port. The 1,650 employees ensure that the port functions and can grow. It manages and maintains the docks, the bridges, the locks, the quay walls, its own buildings and the land.
Moreover, the personnel are responsible for safe shipping traffic at the docks, the bridges and the locks. In addition, the Port Authority provides tugs, does the dredging and promotes the port both at home and abroad. With a view to the future, Port of Antwerp is working on the sustainable expansion and modernisation of the port.
Alfaport Voka is the platform by and for companies and professional associations* from the port of Antwerp between Voka - Chamber of Commerce and Industry Antwerp-Waasland. Alfaport Voka is aiming for an accessible, facilitative, cost-competitive and sustainable port of Antwerp with a view to embedding sustainable employment and added value at the port.
Alfaport Voka came about on 1 January 2014 from the integration of Alfaport Antwerp, the federation of port-related and logistics companies at the port, with Voka - Chamber of Commerce and Industry Antwerp-Waasland.
Alfaport-Voka serves to promote the following themes:
- environment and sustainability
- trade facilitation / customs / excise
- labour market
- Flemish port area
- port regulations and practices
* RBSA (Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association); ASF (Antwerp Shipping Federation); ABAS (Professional Association of Antwerp Master Stevedores and Port Operators); VEA (Antwerp Freight Forwarding Association); KVBG (Royal Association of Traffic flow Controllers)
Scheldt Left Bank Corporation
The Scheldt Left Bank Corporation (‘Maatschappij Linkerscheldeoever’, or MLSO), has been responsible for the management and land policy of the port on the left bank of the Scheldt since 1982, has been responsible for the management and land policy for the Waasland port since 1982. MLSO's purpose is the land policy for the port area in the Scheldt Left Bank area, the industrialisation policy for the industrial area located within this port area and outlining the sub-regional policy on the further development and phased planning for the port area in the Scheldt Left Bank Area.
Its most important activities are making the land ripe for construction, granting concessions to businesses, acquiring land and advising the authorities on the further development of the port area.
Together we present this trend report on sustainability in and around the port of Antwerp.
The sustainability report is validated by an external auditor. The validation was carried out in accordance with the ‘International Standard on Assurance Engagements’ (ISAE) 3000, a model that was developed for the certification of non-financial data. The certified indicators are specified throughout the website.