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Port of Limburg

Innovative and sustainable logistics hub

Belgium’s inland waterways offer plenty of capacity for barges, as well as an efficient and sustainable alternative to the trucks that contribute to road congestion and carbon emissions. Port of Limburg is going to be located on the Albert Canal, one of Belgium’s most important waterways, and will lie close to major roads and railways. This makes it the ideal ultra-modern logistics hub for companies that want to shift to sustainable & competitive multimodal transport.


Port of Limburg

  • Major inland port in the Benelux region open to all clients
  • A strategic location along a key transport corridor with excellent connections between the ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge and the hinterland via water, rail and road
  • Sustainable and efficient transport to avoid road congestion and cut carbon emissions
  • Wide range of value-added services for chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other types of cargo, including temperature-controlled solutions, filling, packaging, ISO tank heating, reefer facilities, stuffing & stripping, gassing & degassing, gas measurement, container cleaning and repair, customs support, etc.
  • Innovative technologies to boost efficiency, such as a fully automated truck gate and smart logistics systems
  • A sustainable site thanks to the repurposing of a brownfield (former Ford Genk site) for sustainable transport, green energy production and shore power


Port of Limburg is a joint venture between H.Essers, a leading logistics service provider, and Group Machiels, a global operator in environmental services, renewable energy and real estate. As both founders are pioneers in sustainable solutions, and given the site’s ideal location along a key multimodal transport corridor, Port of Limburg will help companies make the modal shift from the road to inland waterways.