The merger of Port of Antwerp and Port of Zeebrugge has cleared the remaining regulatory hurdles with the official launch date 28th April. This date marks a world port of the future in the making and a bonus year for GreenPort Congress & Cruise.


The ports will operate under the name ‘Port of Antwerp-Bruges’. As a result of the merger, the ports will be able to strengthen their position within the global supply chain and continue their course towards sustainable growth.

Sustainability already formed a central part of the strategic direction in Antwerp and in Zeebrugge, but Port of Antwerp-Bruges will set the bar higher. Combining the industrial cluster in Antwerp and Zeebrugge’s location on the coast will create a unique opportunity to address the future energy challenges in Flanders and the wider region. As such, Port of Antwerp-Bruges will take up a leading position as an import hub for green hydrogen and will play an active and pioneering role in the hydrogen economy. In addition, the port, in collaboration with its industrial and maritime customers, will continue its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and will examine methods of applying CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage) in order to contribute to the transition towards a low-carbon port.

This year’s conference will cover a range of themes including Fuel and energy provision for shipping and cruising, sustainable cruise projects in aid of being carbon neutral by 2050, environmental cruise ships, Green Corridors and Powering ships in port - On-shore power supply panel discussion.

Delegate places for the combined event include the following:

  • Choice of conference streams including GreenPort Cruise on day 1
  • Two-day conference attendance at GreenPort Congress
  • Full documentation in electronic format
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout
  • Place at the Welcome Reception
  • Place at the Gala Dinner
  • Place at the Port Tour

For a limited period of time, we are now offering an early bird discount. You can save 20% if you book using the discount code GPCEARLY for discounts on Combined rates and GPCrEARLY for discounts on Cruise rates saving up to 410€.

To book your place, visit our website and enter the code GPCEARLY or GPCrEARLY at the checkout to redeem the discount. Alternatively, please call our team on +44 1329 825335 or email