Port of Brussels celebrates its 25th anniversary


All hands on deck! This year, the Port of Brussels will celebrate its 25th anniversary. And this will not go unnoticed. Various events will brighten up the port area throughout 2018.

The port of Brussels was founded in 1993 following the regionalisation of the ports and waterways in Belgium. The inland port is ideally situated, right in the heart of Europe. It manages a site of no less than 105 hectares in the Brussels-Capital Region. Now, 25 years after its inauguration, the port is organising various events to celebrate this milestone.

On 23 March, the 'Bouwmaterialendorp' (Building materials village) was inaugurated. Thanks to this project, a new regional park will be constructed. Another development will be in the spotlight in the spring of 2018: the Brussels cruise terminal. This project will facilitate easier berthing for river cruise vessels. On 20 May, a special edition of the Port Festival is planned, including boat trips, a 'Port Run', a soapbox challenge, a death ride and a skywatch.

The Port of Brussels is the first Belgian port to be awarded the "CO2 neutral" label. As a symbolic gesture, it will plant 25 trees to create a new green space in Anderlecht. This year, the port also intends to obtain its third star from the eco-dynamic company label.

Brussels' most famous resident, Manneken Pis, will be taking part in the celebrations. He has been kitted out in a lock keeper's uniform. This uniform honours the members of the operational services of the Port of Brussels.

For more information: Visit the website of the Port of Brussels.