Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge
Port Commerce

Maatschappij van de Brugse Zeevaartinrichtingen NV (MBZ) is the port authority for the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Established in 1895, the MBZ is an autonomous company with the city of Bruges as the main shareholder. The MBZ is charged with the sustainable management of the nautical, technical, and commercial aspects of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. The MBZ develops port strategy, promotes the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge to win new customers, and informs the public about port status and activities.

The MBZ is responsible for the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge infrastructure. It builds quay walls and jetties, paves terrain and roads, and maintains the port infrastructure. The MBZ also enters into concessions to private operators that handle and store cargo for their customers.

The Harbour Master of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge controls maritime traffic, bridges, and locks. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge Harbour Master is also responsible for security and surveillance within the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.

The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge handles primarily unit loads of cargo (like containers, trailers, and cars). It also handles a lot of conventional cargo like fruit and wood pulp, heavy-lift and project cargoes, and natural gas. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge is also a major fishing port and a growing port for passengers. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge supports as many as 28 thousand jobs.

The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge is centrally located to serve markets all over continental Europe and in the British Isles. A young port, the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge has modern facilities and equipment that can handle today's huge ships. In the 1970s, the Belgian government recognized the growing scale of commercial shipping and developed the coastal Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge into a deep-water port that serves the world's largest shipping companies.

The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge is located across three major areas: the outer port, the inner port, and the Baudouin Canal. Over the years, the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge has grown from a port handling mostly roll-on/roll-off traffic within Europe to an intercontinental port and logistics platform that moves containers, conventional cargoes, new cars, liquefied natural gas, and passengers. The outer port contains most of the terminals that handle high-speed traffic. Behind the locks in the inner port are distribution centers and the terminals for new cars, heavy-lift cargo, and conventional loads. At the Baudouin Canal are terminals for building materials and agribulk. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge Transport Zone contains logistics services and transport companies.

The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge is accessible through the Vandammes Locks that are 500 meters (1640 feet) long, 50 meters (164 feet) wide, and 18 meters (59 feet) deep. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's 12-kilometer (7.5-mile) Baudouin Canal has a 7-meter (23-foot) depth but will soon be dredged to 8.4 meters (27.6 feet). Where the canal is 34 meters (111.5 feet) wide, there is a railway bridge and a car bridge. The locks and the bridges operate 24 hours a day seven days a week.

In 2010, the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge welcomed 8863 ocean-going vessels carrying over 49.5 million tons of cargo and 1423 inland vessels carrying almost 626 thousand tons of cargo. In 2010, the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge handled a total of nearly 49.6 million tons of cargo, including 26.4 million tons of containerized cargo in over 4.5 million TEUs. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge handled almost 12.4 million tons of roll-on/roll-off cargo, mostly new cars, in 2010. In addition, the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge handled nearly 8 million tons of liquid bulk and 1.7 million tons of dry bulk cargo. It also handled over 1.1 million tons of conventional cargo. In 2010, the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge handled more than 600 thousand passengers including over 130 thousand cruise passengers.

The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's Maritime Logistic Zone (MLZ) in the inner port covers 120 hectares reserved by the port authority for new logistics activities, inviting companies that want to use the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge for their European and global imports/exports. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge anticipates that most incoming cargo will originate in growth economies like those of China, India, and Brazil. The MLZ offers value-added services like handling, storage, packing, regrouping, and stock management for cargoes destined for Europe and the British Isles.

  • Container terminals

Over the past decade, container traffic in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's outer port has better than doubled. Ocean-going container ships carrying over ten thousand TEUs visit Zeebrugge on a daily basis. Every week, at least 14 container liners leave the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge with destinations in the Far and Middle East. Transshipments have also grown in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Feeder ships move containers through the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge to and from other ports in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Northern Spain, the Baltic, and the Mediterranean Sea. As the Albert II dock is finished in the outer port, the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge expects container volumes to double again.

There are three deep-sea container terminals in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's outer port: Zeebrugge International Port, Container Handling Zeebrugge, and APM Terminals. Feeder vessels, barges, trains, and trucks transport containers to the hinterlands.

The deep-sea Zeebrugge International Port (ZIP) contains Container Quays 125-129 with 600 meters (1968.5 feet) of quays and alongside depth of 16.5 meters (54.1 feet) today. The Albert II dock is under construction, and a second container terminal will be added. The new container terminal, located on the north side of the Albert II dock, will be able to handle container ships that carry as many as 15 thousand TEUs.

When completed, the ZIP will contain 1500 meters (4921.2 feet) of quays with alongside depth greater than 17 meters (55.8 feet). Today, the ZIP covers 25 hectares, but it will reach 60 hectares when the final phase of construction is completed. The terminal is served by five 750-meter (2460-foot) rail tracks. Today's ZIP facility in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge has capacity for 600 thousand TEUs, and that capacity will reach three million TEUs. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's ZIP is equipped with four double-hoist quay cranes today, and 11 additional cranes will be added. Today's 24 straddle carriers will increase to 90, and the existing 172 reefer connections will increase to 645.

Container Handling Zeebrugge (CHZ) was the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's first container terminal. Located in the outer port, renovations were completed in 2008 that expanded the terminal's surface area, added three quay cranes, replaced aging rail cranes, and modernized other existing machinery.

The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's CHZ terminal occupies Quays 202-207. The terminal covers 42.5 hectares and can handle 1.1 million TEUs per year. The CHZ has quays totaling one thousand meters (3281 feet) in length with alongside depth of 16 meters (52.5 feet). This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal is equipped with six quay cranes, two rail-handling cranes, and 250 reefer connections.

The deep-sea APM Terminal Zeebrugge is located on the open sea near the northwestern Europe shipping routes. The APM terminal can support the world's biggest container vessels, and it boasts first-class intermodal services that include rail and road networks. On the open sea, the APM terminal in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge has no marine- or land-based traffic congestion.

The state-of-the-art common-user facility can handle 850 thousand TEUs. With 784 reefer plugs, the APM terminal has up to 1300 meters (4265 feet) of berthing space at seven berths with alongside depth of 15.2 meters (49.9 feet). The APM terminal is equipped with seven super-post-Panamax gantry cranes and two rail-mounted gantry cranes. This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal also has 23 straddle carriers, one reach stacker, one empty handler, and 12 spreaders. It is equipped with 20-, 12-, 5-, and 3-ton forklifts. Its three rail tracks are each 780 meters (2559 feet) long.

A fourth container terminal in the outer port of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge is the CdMC terminal. This terminal serves coastal vessel traffic.

  • Bulk and breakbulk terminals

The Zeebrugge Breakbulk Terminal (ZBT) NV is located in the outer port of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Operated by International Car Operators (ICO) and Rhenus Holding Belgium NV, the ZBT focuses on the handling and storage of breakbulk and project cargoes. Located at the deep- and short-sea quays at the Northern Inlet Dock (Noordelijk Insteekdok), the ZBT's cargoes include forest products, steel, agribulk, and general cargoes.

In the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's outer port, Sea-Invest operates the terminal for general cargo packing and fruit juices. The Flanders Cold Center at the terminal supports cross-docking of frozen and chilled cargoes including fruit juice, vegetables, meat, and fish. The terminal offers 132 thousand cubic meters for storage of deep-frozen products.

In the inner port at the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, Sea-Invest operates the Belgian New Fruit Wharf handling fruit and food, general cargo, and containers. The terminal can handle all types of perishable cargoes. It has six hectares of storage space offering temperatures from -1°C (30°F) to 14°C (57°F). This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal has capacity to store 25 thousand pallets. It also offers a state-of-the-art packing facility for kiwi fruit.

Many companies in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port specialize to handle and store perishable goods, wood pulp, steel, and a variety of breakbulk cargoes. These facilities offer storage, stock control, processing, packing, and regrouping of cargoes.

Zeebrugse Visveiling, a Flemish company, operates a fish auction in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Selling fresh wild fish over the Internet, the company distributes about 17 million kilograms (over 18.7 thousand tons) of fresh fish to markets all over Europe every year.

The European Food Centre (EFC) in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port is a logistics platform for two clusters of fishing and auctions that involve about 130 companies and 800 people. The EFC provides a range of services for suppliers, wholesalers, and fish processors in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. These services include sorting, inspecting, and auctioning fish; providing ice; coordinating transportation; and supplying ships. The key species handled by the EFC include sole, cod, plaice, haddock, skate, scallops, squid, shrimp, brill, monkfish, turbot, and langoustines.

Zeebrugge Food Logistics NV operates a deep-freeze warehouse in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port. The bonded warehouse is a state-of-the-art cold storage facility offers 12 thousand -20°C (-4°F) pallet spots and four thousand square meters (an acre) of positive-temperature area. This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge warehouse facility has a thousand square meter (10.8 thousand square foot) packing facility. It offers repacking, labeling, and wrapping services.

The Zeebrugge Food Logistics warehouse has six loading docks that can accommodate all types of vehicles. This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge warehouse offers container handling services including stripping and stuffing in a refrigerated environment. The facility uses a state-of-the-art warehouse management system and 100% monitoring and traceability.

Hanson Europe operates a sand and gravel terminal in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge inner port to handle cargoes that include aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt, bricks, cement, blocks, and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS). The facility also offers expert services in contracting, civil engineering, and marine-dredged sand and gravel.

In the inner port at the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge is a terminal for agricultural products operated by Borlix NV, a Belgian company that offers a variety of services including toasting and extrusion of full-fat soybeans, linseed, rapeseed, and other organic raw materials. The terminal has storage capacity for 35 thousand metric tons. The facility can charge/discharge bulk cargoes to/from coaster, barges, trucks, and containers. Since 2011, this Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal has offered dehulling of oilseeds and derivatives. It also offers bagging, sieving, destoning, and cleaning services.

Seabridge/Efico operates a terminal in the inner port at the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge for the storage and distribution of green coffee. The logistics service center has storage space for 300 thousand coffee bags in its 4.9-acre green warehouse. The modern technology facilitates the automated reception, calibration, sampling, color-sorting, grading, mixing, drying, and de-bagging and re-bagging of green coffee. This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal is a state-of-the-art facility where air temperature, humidity, ventilation, air-filtering, and sterilization are constantly regulated. Coffee is tracked through a coding system that can identify specific cargoes at every moment in the coffee supply chain.

Bridgestone Logistics operates a terminal for tire storage in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port. The Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation is the largest maker in the world of tires and other rubber products. With storage capacity for 1.1 million tires in its nine hectares of warehouses, the terminal handled over 32.7 thousand TEUs in 2007. In 2008, the company decided to expand its supply chain operations in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge to improve services to its European customers. The expansion includes 4.4- and 4.9-acre warehouses.

Belgium's Brit European Transport NV operates an international terminal for the transport, storage, and distribution of floor coverings in the inner port. Serving the European floor-covering industry, the Brit European Transport 3.5 hectares in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge include warehouses covering two acres with capacity for four thousand rolls of floor covering. The terminal includes eight loading quays, four of them with dock shelters.

In the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's Baudouin Canal area, a sand and gravel company is operated by Nieuwpoortse Handelsmaatchappij (NMH). Located for easy supply of cargo to the hinterlands, NMH Brugge covers three hectares and contains quays with alongside depth of 7.5 meters (24.6 feet). The facility includes a screening plant that can handle 200 tons per hour and a quality control laboratory. In addition to sand and gravel, NHM Brugge is an exclusive distributor for Norwegian sandstone and gneiss.

Alzagri (French) also operates a sand and gravel terminal in the Baudouin Canal area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. The terminal is used to supply and distribute marine and inland products including pre-stressed and pre-cast concrete, asphalt, and building materials. The NV Alzagri maintains a large stock of building aggregates at its shipyard in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.

Hanson Europe operates a sand and gravel terminal in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's Baudouin Canal area for HeidelbergCement, a market leader in Belgium and the Netherlands. The terminal handles HeidelbergCement products like cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, asphalt, brick, blocks, and ground granulated blast furnace slag.

Seaport Shipping & Trading operates a terminal for general, project, and bulk cargo in the Baudouin Canal area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Seaport Shipping & Trading provides stevedoring services and transshipment and storage of bulk cargoes. The terminal has 3.3 acres of modern covered storage space for bulk goods that can be delivered by truck, barge, or coaster. There is also three thousand square meters (32.3 thousand square feet) of non-covered storage space at this Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal. Products include bulk and agribulk including grains, seeds for animal feeds, fertilizers, cobblestones, peat moss, and crushed rock. The terminal is equipped with a mobile crane with grab, and it has a new weigh bridge.

In the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's Baudouin Canal area, Minne Port Services operates a terminal for general, project, and bulk cargo. The facilities include four modern warehouses covering about 15 thousand square meters (161.5 thousand square feet). It also has open storage of about 10.2 thousand square meters (110 thousand square feet). The terminal is equipped with conveyor belts, forklifts, a bulldozer, a bobcat, and a mobile batch balance.

Tomar Kolen operates a coal terminal in the Baudouin Canal area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge where it buys, processes, and trades coal. The facility includes a fully-automated bagging plant for packaging coal in 10- and 25-kilogram (22- and 55-pound) units. The Tomar Kolen coal terminal in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge provides screening, rinsing, and calibration services.

Solid BVBA operates a timber terminal at the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's Baudouin Canal area as a base for its operations that involve the design, manufacture, and wholesale distribution of Nordic pine wood products dedicated to Europe's garden sector.

Belgische Veencompagnie (Beveco) NV operates a peat terminal in the Baudouin Canal area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.

  • Oil / Liquid terminals

In the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's outer port, Fluxys operates the Zeebrugge Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, a gateway for the supply of the product to Northwestern Europe. LNG is at the terminal for delivery and consumption in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxemburg, France, the United Kingdom, and Southern Europe. The Interconnector Terminal in the outer port of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge connects the Belgian grid to the underwater pipeline connecting the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge to Bacton, England. Gas from England can be shipped to destinations throughout Europe through the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge grid. The Interconnector Terminal also ships continental natural gas to the United Kingdom.

Also in the outer port of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, Euroservices operates a terminal for purging gas carriers. Located in the middle of Europe's busiest maritime petrochemical complex (Zeebrugge), the terminal is directly connected to the open sea with no locks, channels, or bridges and no tidal limitations. The quays are easily accessible to both rail and road transport.

Occupying berths 101 and 102 in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, the terminal for purging gas carriers offers alongside depth of nine meters (29.5 feet) at low tide. The terminal has dock-side storage capacity for 80 thousand liters (21.1 thousand gallons) of liquid nitrogen. There is also a laboratory where independent surveyors where gas can be checked and certified. This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal operates 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Fluxys also operates a terminal for storing LNG in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port. The Peak Shaving Installation allows the company to cope with winter peaks in LNG consumption. It includes two storage tanks for liquefied natural gas, each with capacity for over 57.2 thousand cubic meters (over 480 thousand barrels). The facility also has a storage tank for liquefied nitrogen with capacity for 19 thousand cubic meters (159 thousand barrels).

Gassco operates the Zeepipe Terminal in the inner port area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Gassco ensures the safe and efficient transport of gas from Norway's continental shelf. The receiving terminal in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge removes residual liquids and solids and regulates the gas pressure and temperature.

Tate & Lyle operates a terminal for molasses in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port. The company uses the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge to distribute its high-quality products to the food, beverage, and other industries.

  • Ro/Ro terminals

The outer port area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge contains roll-on/roll-off terminals at the Britannia Dock, the Swedish Quay, and the Albert II Dock. The Britannia Dock (Brittannia Dok) covers 61 hectares and contains four berths. Two of the berths are 180, 255, and 310 meters (590.5, 836.6, and 1017 feet) long. This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge Dock has eight rail tracks totaling 4600 meters (over 15 thousand feet) in length. The Swedish Quay (Zweedse Kaai) covers 10.5 hectares and contains one 730-meter (2395-foot) berth that is served by two rail tracks totaling 800 meters (2625 feet) in length. The Albert II Dock covers 11.5 hectares and has one berth and two rail tracks of 380 meters (1247 feet).

DFDS Seaways operates the Rysyth-Zeebrugge freight ferry shipping route, the only roll-on/roll-off ferry link to Scotland, with three sailings both directions per week. The dedicated freight vessel can carry dangerous goods, driver-accompanied vehicles, trailers, trade cars, light vans, machinery, ISO tanks, and containers. Each week, the ferry offers three 24-hour trips from Rosyth, Scotland, to the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge and three 22-hour trips from the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge to Rosyth.

C.RO Ports Zeebrugge NV operates a roll-on/roll-off terminal in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's outer port at the Britannia Dock, Hermes Quay. The terminal is dedicated to handling, storing, and transporting trailers, containers, vehicles, and general cargo. There are sister terminals in several other cities in Belgium and the British Isles. The terminal occupies 170 hectares and contains ten roll-on/roll-off berths that are served by 18 rail tracks.

ICO Terminals operates a roll-on/roll-off terminal for new cars and breakbulk cargoes at the Northern Inlet Dock of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port area. OCI offers a range of services at the terminal including its core business, stevedoring, where it handles cars and other cargo both on-board ocean-going vessels and at the terminal. They also provide lashing and securing, vehicle processing, and logistics services.

This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal has 1150 meters (3373 feet) of quays with two deep-sea and three short-sea berths with a depth of 13.5 meters (44.3 feet). The terminal covers 59 hectares and has capacity to handle 28,500 car equivalent units. It is served by two 300-meter (984-foot) and two 540-meter (1772-foot) rail tracks. The ICO Terminal at the Northern Inlet Dock of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge is equipped with one 40-ton crane, two 16-ton cranes, and one 70-ton crane.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Services operates a roll-on/roll-off terminal for new cars in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port. The terminal specializes in handling automobiles and agricultural, construction, and rolling machinery. It is equipped to receive and deliver cargo to and from vessels, barges, railway, and trucks. The terminal wharf is 600 meters (1969 feet) long with alongside depth of 16 meters (52 feet). Occupying 49 hectares, the terminal has storage capacity for 22 thousand cars and a two-thousand (21.5 thousand square foot) warehouse.

The terminal provides diverse services including assisting with flat tires, fuelling, and working on dead batteries. Washing services are provided before cargo is exported to the United States and Australia. This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal also offers survey and labeling, storage and warehousing, customs clearance, forwarding, inland transport, stevedoring, and stuffing/unstuffing breakbulk cargoes.

This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Services has a one-acre heavy machinery processing center with a washing bay and paint booth where repairs, modifications, and ageing inspections are available. The 1.9-acre auto processing center has an automated carwash, zones for repair preparations, paint booths, a parts warehouse, a modification hall, and a fueling station.

The terminal is equipped with a 58-ton mobile crane, 30-ton forklifts, container spreaders, fixed ramps with capacity for 20 tons, roll-trailers and bolsters, and terminal vehicles. The terminal handles imports from North America, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Far East. It handles exports to North America, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, French Polynesia, and New Caledonia.

At the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's Canada Quay (Canadakaaidse) in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's inner port area, C.RO Ports Zeebrugge NV operates a roll-on/roll-off terminal for new cars. Occupying 87 hectares, the terminal has four 300-meter (984-foot) berths and six rail tracks totaling over 3000 meters (10 thousand feet) in length.

As a general automotive logistics service, C.RO offers a wide range of services in this Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal that include handling and storing new cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses as well as stevedoring deep-sea and short-sea roll-on/roll-off vessels. In addition, the terminal offers vehicle enhancing, modification and repair services as well as dewaxing and washing of cars. The terminal has customs clearance and documentation services.

Toyota operates a dedicated car terminal in the inner port area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Most Toyotas delivered to Western Europe come through the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge that handles some two thousand cars a day. Toyotas are delivered through the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge throughout Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. They also go to the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, and Greece.

CdmZ operates a roll-on/roll-off terminal for new cars in the inner port area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. The terminal has a pre-delivery inspection center for new cars that performs technical check-ups and interventions. This Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge terminal has capacity for 9500 new cars, and the warehouse has a car wash and double-spray cabin.

  • Cruise terminals

In the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's outer port, P&O Ferries transport passengers and cars between Belgium and the north of England. The ferries have in-suite cabins, bars, and restaurants that make the overnight trip relaxing and pleasant. There are also on-board casinos and entertainment. The Hull Zeebrugge ferries deliver passengers to the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge to great highway connections in Belgium, France, and beyond. The landing is close to major resorts in Ostend and Blankenberge and to Belgium's sandy beaches. The beautiful city of Bruges is just a few miles away. The Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge is Belgium's most important passenger port due to its central location and the easy access to the open sea.

  • Rail and intermodal connections

Road transportation dominates in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, but there is also a well-developed rail network. Unfortunately, the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's connection with Europe's inland navigation networks is lacking. Containers reach the hinterland by road, rail, and inland navigation. In 2010, intermodal connections included road (52%), rail (15%), transshipment feeder (16%), pipeline (11%), estuary shipping (5%), and inland navigation (1%).

ABN Transport, an international haulage company, has facilities at the Baudouin Canal area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Specializing in the international movement of abnormal loads, this operation has grown dramatically in the recent years. ABN Transport operates a fleet in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge that includes flat and trombone trailers, extendable semi-lowloaders, and lowloaders that can carry all kinds of abnormal loads.

  • Port services

Denolf Recycling operates a recycling terminal in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge's Baudouin Canal area.

Flanders Ship Repair / Longueville has a ship repair facility in the Boudouin Canal area of the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. The ship yard offers general ship repairs, welding, piping, machine work, and diving services. Offering 24-hour service, Flanders Ship Repair has dry dock facilities capable of servicing up to 106 meters (347.8 feet) with 4500 tons lifting capacity. The dry dock is based at Berth 413 in the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. This full-service ship yard offers high-pressure cleaning, painting, sandblasting, mechanical repairs, anodic protection, propeller blades and shafts, rudder repairs, anchors and chains, ultrasonic cleaning of coolers, thickness measurement, removal of waste oil and sludge, fire line, and shore power up to 250 amps with a generator.

Marpos NV (Dutch) offers waste treatment services for the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge in the Baudouin Canal area. The facility collects and processes cargo-associated wastes and residuals.

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