At the end of 2021, the port on the left bank of the Scheldt – according to the annual survey – employed 21,208 FTEs (full-time equivalents, direct employment). 6,580 FTEs work in Zwijndrecht. 14,628 FTEs work in Beveren. The number reaches 23,946 people when contractors are included. We consider the group of contractors to be ‘indirectly employed’. Other forms of indirect employment include transporters, suppliers, security officers, gardeners, catering staff, and so on.
To estimate the number of the indirectly employed at the Port of Antwerp, the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) calculated with a factor of direct employment x 1.26 (latest available factor is for balance sheet figures for 2020). With this as a basis, the estimated total employment at the port on the left bank of the Scheldt will increase from 47,320 FTE in 2020 to 47,931 FTE in 2021.