Port of Zeebrugge remains hub of excellence after Brexit !


Port of Zeebrugge constitutes an important gateway for traffic flows to and from the UK and prepares itself to remain the hub of excellence after the Brexit. In this respect the port authority takes a number of initiatives (establishment of a digital data platform in cooperation with the private port community, consultations with companies, contacts on the various political levels …). In addition we cooperate with a number of public authorities in order to become entirely Brexit proof.


With regard to the Brexit preparations the Belgian customs is a major partner of Port of Zeebrugge. The customs is anticipating the Brexit, amongst others by hiring an additional 141 staff members. Customs is asking all the companies which do not yet have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number (EORI) to apply for an EORI. This is a European requirement for all market players who are dealing with customs. If you need a AEO or another customs related licence, please apply for in the short run. More information on the Brexit and FAQ : For specific questions you can contact the department Economic Support on the following address or contact your regional representative.


Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) offers specific support to companies having a strong focus on the UK.  These companies are eligible for assistance. Find a useful brochure via


Also have a look at the website of FAVV, if your company is handling products of animal and plant origin :


General information on the Brexit can be found on the website of the European Commission


In case you have questions with regard to the Brexit, you can send a message to