Port of Antwerp-Bruges joins Green Award


Barges with a Green Award certificate at the ‘gold’ level will now automatically receive a 10% discount on port fees at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges ports. Vessels with a platinum label can even look forward to a 15% discount.

William Demoor, Chief Customer Relations Officer of Port of Antwerp-Bruges: “With the discounts for environmentally friendly barges, we support our customers who distinguish themselves in terms of environment and climate. By joining Green Award as an incentive provider, we also make it very easy for barge operators to get the discounts.”

Jan Fransen, executive director of Green Award Foundation: “If you look at our list of participating ports, you can see that Port of Antwerp-Bruges fits in perfectly. As a major logistics hub, Antwerp-Bruges plays a crucial role in the Belgian and European economy. When such a port promotes the sustainability of inland navigation through a Green Award incentive, it has a big impact. We are very happy about it, also because we have had Antwerp on our wish list for a long time. The ARA trio, alongside the other dozens of ports, is now complete”.

For Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Green Award transparency is an important argument for joining as an Incentive Provider.  Annick De Ridder, Port Alder of the City of Antwerp and Chairman of the Board of Port of Antwerp-Bruges: “Making transport more sustainable is a major challenge that we as Port of Antwerp-Bruges support in many ways. The cooperation with Green Award makes it possible to do that for inland navigation in a transparent and simple way.”

Jan Fransen (l) hands over the Green Award sign to William Demoor