The system based on quay numbers was originally introduced to make places in the port easier to locate, as street names and house numbers are not always easy to see. The port numbering based on this system is familiar to most port users, and is also mentioned on traffic signs. However, this numbering is not included as standard in the various GPS systems. The Port Authority has now filled this gap, making the necessary files available free of charge.
The Port of Antwerp has made the POI (point of interest) file available for download from their website. It is compatible with commercially available systems, including: TomTom; Garmin; Mio; Smartpath; Navman; Navio and Destinator. In addition the Port Authority offers a generic, open format.
This user-friendly system should increase mobility and finding ones final destination within the Port a matter of simplicity.
A zip file with the port numbering in file formats compatible with the most commonly used GPS applications can be downloaded from http://www.portofantwerp.com/GPS.