Hosted by Port of Antwerp-Bruges the 17th GreenPort Congress & Cruise is confirmed to take place in Bruges on 18-20th October 2022. 

Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. Its port, newly named Antwerp-Bruges, is an important centre for fishing and European trade. 

With an overall throughput of 289 million tons per year, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is an important hub in worldwide trade. Its central location, extensive connections with global markets and a large part of the European hinterland combined with an excellent infrastructure make the port with its two sites an attractive choice for anyone looking to do business. 

This year’s programme spans over three days and focuses on the theme of ‘Green Solutions for Sustainable Ports by 2030’. The first day features parallel Cruise and Congress streams, followed by a second Congress day, which will address environmental and technical challenges affecting commercial ports and terminals. 

Hear and learn from the experts within the industry, including Rolf Andre Sandvik, CEO, Northern Xplorer talking about A zero-emissions luxury cruise line in the making; Mette Kjems Baerentzen, Product Portfolio Manager, Kalmar talking about Operational impact of electric cargo handling equipment and Paul Martin, Director of Maritime, AqualisBraemar LOC talking about emiTr – emission tracking software for ports and harbours.  

Past participants include Inform, Hamburg Port Authority and Port of Antwerp. Matthew Wittemeier, Inform referred to the event as “GreenPorts is a truly unique event in the port space allowing a niche forum for the discussion of topics that drive environmental sustainability forward in the maritime industry. A must attend for anyone who is looking to take sustainability seriously and move beyond the green washing to real action.” 

Other topics being addressed at this year GreenPort Congress and Cruise are: 

  • Fuel & energy provision for shipping & cruising 

  • Powering ships in port - On-shore power supply panel discussion 

  • Ports and AI - How digitalisation can be used for further improvement 

  • Achieving and demonstrating Sustainable Development in the port sector 

You can book your delegate space now on our website or Alternatively for more information contact the team on +44 1329 825335 or email: