Legal status of the port of Antwerp

    The Antwerp Municipal Harbour Company (Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen), an autonomous municipal company with legal personality, was set up by decisions of the municipal council of the City of Antwerp of 24 June 1996 and 9 September 1996.

    The Antwerp Municipal Harbour Company became operational on 1 January 1997. Prior to that, the Antwerp port authority had been under municipal management.