Building the Port of the Future

How shared data unites all logistics players in Antwerp

Unlocking the data potential in the Port of Antwerp

The NxtPort data utility platform is the initiative of a number of leading maritime and logistic companies and industry associations from the Port of Antwerp. NxtPort’s main goal is to unlock the potential of sharing existing data amongst the port’s players. The NxtPort data utility platform would allow for faster, more cost-effective as well as more efficient transfer of data between the different players. The platform would also allow for more transparency in the whole shipping process – ranging from tracing goods to real time tracking and proactive queries.

The 21st century is the Age of Information. Due to innovation incomputer science and analytics, data can be used to create growth and foster sustainable solutions in the transport sector. This data platform will unlock tremendous value for the Port of Antwerp and will contribute to tackling the main challenges of the logistics sector today, like mobility and safety.


The NxtPort data utility platform allows for faster, more cost-effective as well as more efficient transfer of data between the different players. The platform will also increase transparency in the whole shipping process – ranging from tracing goods to real time tracking and proactive queries.

NxtPort aims to increase operational efficiency, safety and revenue. A second means to unlock the huge value at stake is to allow for market applications solutions to be built upon the existing data within the port. In this way, the data currently existing within the Port will not only be shared in a better way; the combination of existing data will lead to innovative solutions, and to new business and fresh streams of income for the Port Community.

NxtPort have selected Microsoft, Nallian and Proximus as their partner for delivering, setting up and operating the NxtPort platform.

Nallian's Data Sharing Platform and its deep experience in collaboration in complex data sharing-based communities, married to the broad technical infrastructure offering from Microsoft and Proximus' experience in building developer marketplaces and integrating IoT data, form a unique team that will support NxtPort in this exciting and innovative project.

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