Antwerp to install recreational pontoon at Bonapartedok
The City of Antwerp reached an arrangement with Port of Antwerp-Bruges, by which the City takes control of the operation of the bridges around the Eilandje location. The local government does this after an extensive research study into the optimization of the performance of the city port location. This spring, the city will likewise put a brand-new pontoon at the Nieuwpoortkaai at the Museum At the Stream (MAS).
This pontoon not just adds to the security of the dock, however likewise develops extra possibilities for the Bonapartedok These actions belong to the more advancement of the City Harbour Location or Stadshaven, as laid out in the City Port Strategy 2020-2023
On 10 July 2020, the Antwerp local federal government authorized the Stadshavenplan 2020-2030 With this strategy, the City of Antwerp wishes to more establish the special city port location on the basis of numerous tasks.
As part of that strategy, the City is taking control of the operation of the numerous bridges and locks around the Eilandje from Port of Antwerp-Bruges.
The City of Antwerp is likewise setting up a brand-new pontoon at the Nieuwpoortkaai at the MAS, with which it will even more concentrate on the repurposing of the Bonapartedok as an entertainment and occasions dock.
That pontoon will be 40 meters long, linked to the quay by means of a footbridge, geared up with coast power and made from sustainable wood with an anti-slip function. The customized pontoon has a height of 50 centimeters and therefore bridges the existing level distinction in between water and quay in a safe and comfy method.
Enhance ease of access
A comprehensive analysis of the maritime ease of access of the city port location, the movement around this centrally situated location and possible optimization of these elements resulted in an arrangement in between the City of Antwerp and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges. This contract consists of the transfer of the operation of the numerous bridges and locks around the Eilandje. This will eventually result in a more optimum operating design and increase the maritime ease of access of the marinas and smooth the circulation of traffic over land.
A brand-new pontoon for the more advancement of the Bonapartedok
The brand-new pontoon in the Bonaparte dock near the Nieuwpoortkaai develops brand-new chances for water experiences and water entertainment, for the trip boats of ‘ Antwerp Boat Tours‘ and for water taxis, and is an initial step towards completing the Bonapartedok as an entertainment and occasions dock.
A concession was likewise just recently released for the building and operation of a drifting structure for water entertainment in the city harbour.
The brand-new mooring location adds to the security of the dock, by utilizing the supplied life-saving devices to get holidaymakers and drowning individuals securely and efficiently back on land in case of issues. The pontoon is likewise an extra mooring location for the security services and the multifunctional vessel ‘ Cetacea‘ of the Stadshaven service.
Annick De Ridder (N-VA), alderman for Harbour and Urban advancement: “In this legislature, we wish to bring individuals of Antwerp closer to the Scheldt and docks. The transfer of the bridge operation from Port of Antwerp-Bruges to the city benefits enhancing the operation of the Stadshaven. There are no longer any financial port activities in this location. Simply put, much like the development of a brand-new pontoon, this effort makes a wise contribution to the more advancement of the Stadshaven and the city location in which it lies.”
Mayor Bart De Wever (N-VA): “With these modifications we can provide a far more effective service for both checking out enjoyment craft and for roadway users who wish to cross the bridges. The travel time from the Scheldt to the center of Antwerp will be substantially reduced. In addition, the Bonaparte dock at the MAS was just recently repurposed as an entertainment and occasions dock. In addition to the continuous look for an operator of a pool in the dock, the development of an extra pontoon uses extra special chances for water experience and entertainment. In addition, security in the dock is considerably increased with this pontoon.”
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