Physical features of the port of Antwerp


    Location: 51° 14’ N – 4° 23’ E.
    The Zandvlietsluis and the Berendrechtsluis lie 67 nautical miles (124 km)
    from SW Akkaert (this is the location 51° 23’ N – 02° 43’ E, 14 km off the coast of Ostend where the first pilot is taken on board ships bound for Flemish ports).
    Distance from SW Akkaert to:
    • Flushing roads: 33 nautical miles(61 km) 
    • Deurganckdok: 67 nautical miles(124 km) 
    • Boudewijnsluis: 69 nautical miles (128 km) 
    • Kallosluis: 71 nautical miles(131.5 km) 
    • Royerssluis: 75 nautical miles (139 km) 
    • Pilot service: 76 nautical miles (141 km) 
    • Cruise terminal: 77 nautical miles (142.5 km)

    Map of the port


    Road network in port area:

    409 km

    Rail network in port area:

    1.061 km

    Inland waterway connections

    • Albert Canal to Liège 
    • Schelde-Rijn Verbinding to Rotterdam, the Rhine and the Maas 
    • The port is linked to the Belgian inland waterway network via the Upper Scheldt.

    Number of kilometres of quay walls:

    129,9 km

    Total surface of port area:

    13.057 ha, of which water surface: 1.992 ha

    Locks: (depths at average high tide)

    • Berendrechtsluis: LxWxD = 500m x 68m x 17.75m
    • Zandvlietsluis: LxWxD = 500m x 57m x 17.75m
    • Boudewijnsluis: LxWxD = 360.4m x 45m x 14.50m
    • Van Cauwelaertsluis: LxWxD = 270m x 35m x 14.00m
    • Royerssluis: LxWxD = 182.5m x 22m x 10.58m
    • Kallosluis: LxWxD = 360m x 50m x 16.00m

    Maritime access:

    Access at all times for ships with draughts of up to 13.10m, with a keel clearance of 12.5%. 
    Average tidal difference at the Zandvlietsluis: 4.94 m; at the pilots’ building on the roads of Antwerp:  5.19 m
    Water levels in real time (MOW)