+32 50 55 24 00


Established in 1989, PortConnect is proud to offer you more than 30 years of experience in coastal and inland waterway transportation.

We aim to be a reliable partner for estuary barge connections between ports in the Benelux and Ruhr area also connecting ports and inland depots in Belgium as well as a wide range of ports and inland terminals in neighbouring countries.

PortConnect can provide you with logistic solutions based on your needs both with a strong can do attitude and a cost effective mindset.

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Four estuary vessels m/v Deseo, m/v Tripoli,  m/v Amberes and m/v Polybotes connect Zeebrugge and its hinterland on a daily basis. For your enquiries, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Our mission

The company aims to provide a first-class service to shipping companies and terminal operators. Flexible barge solutions connect the Port of Zeebrugge with neighbouring ports and the hinterland.

The Company focuses on coaster and barge activities in the Hamburg-Le Havre range. Barges cover all inland depots in Belgium. 

PortConnect strives to be proactive in meeting the challenges of tomorrow.



The PortConnect fleet counts 4 estuary vessels upto 400 TEU, most type of containers can be taken on board. We mainly sail between maritime and inland terminals but can also provide shunts within ports. 


The “Polybotes” estuary barge is equipped with a bow and side ramp so that RoRo cargo can be driven on board. This avoids expensive lifting costs.

High and Heavy

Our fleet is able to carry all kind of H&H cargoes. Do not hesitate to contact us with your requests.

Our routes

Daily Zeebrugge-Antwerpen

Weekly Zeebrugge – Rhine




Click here to view a map of the Belgian canals and waterways

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+32 50 55 24 00


Operations and administration

Olivier Crousel

General Manager
direct dial: +32 50 28 90 03

Sabrina Neyrinck

Supervisor Barges
direct dial: +32 50 28 90 00

Dieter Casier

direct dial: +32 50 28 90 01

Kurt Vuylsteke

direct dial: +32 50 28 90 01

Eddy de Roy

direct dial: +32 50 28 90 04

Visiting address

Please send all mail to the following adress:
PortConnect N.V.
Doverlaan 7
8380 Zeebrugge


Head office

PortConnect N.V.
Isabellalaan 1
8380 Zeebrugge

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