Port of Zeebrugge

    tractoren klaar voor verscheping in de haven van ZeebruggeThe position of the port of Zeebrugge on the Belgian coast makes it particularly suited for roll-on roll-off traffic to and from Great Britain and other shortsea destinations like the Iberian Peninsula and Scandinavia. Much of the roll-on roll-off traffic consists of new cars, an area in which Zeebrugge has developed in recent years into a market leader in north-west Europe, with a wide range of car brands using the port as a distribution turntable. Alongside roll-on roll-off (deepsea and shortsea), Zeebrugge also focuses largely on container traffic, the traffic figures for which are growing rapidly by the year. Capacity is always available in the port or can be further developed as a function of new customers’ needs. The port’s coastal location makes it easily accessible, and the optimization of the draught (from 51 to 55 feet) guarantees perfect access for the present and future generation of container ships. Also important is the loading and discharging of energy gases via the LNG terminal in the outer harbour. In 2009 the capacity of the LNG-terminal was doubled and a second loading and discharging jetty is under construction at the moment.