The port within Charleroi Metropole
Ecologically pertinent and economically viable, water transport activity must continue its development in coordination with that of Charleroi Metropole and its 29 communes. The plots of land made available by the port as well the use of the waterways are all set to progress.
The Charleroi region is no longer the industrial region it once was. The port no longer needs to rely on the tonnages from the extractive, metallurgical and glass industries alone in order to develop the important heritage it has been tasked with managing. Diversifications have already taken place, but continued efforts are needed, particularly with the objective of multimodality.
New goods flows are appearing. Today, at PAC level, the waterway predominantly transports minerals and building materials and metallurgical products.
With the areas of land available, the PAC can meet the market needs of the future.
Also, the PAC must project its activity into a strategic vision for 2050, in order to propose a modal alternative adapted to its environment and a creator of activity.
Beyond the vision, the forces of the Autonomous Port of Charleroi will be used primarily for players involved in multimodal transport – particularly by water – to achieve concrete results while being acknowledged as a player in local – particularly urban – development (amenities such as pleasure craft moorings, quays, etc.).