Who are we?

The CPB acts as a privileged interlocutor with the regional and federal public authorities or other bodies such as the Port of Brussels and BECI (Brussels Enterprises Commerce & Industry), also members of the association.

It encourages the economic and industrial development of the canal zone by highlighting its strategic location and its logistical possibilities with its waterway, its motorway network, its rail connections and its warehouses.


To be the active link between all sectors of economic, political, social and cultural activity for the sustainable development of the Canal Zone.


The CPB is a :

  • rallying point for CEOs and activities in the port
  • a contact point for the Brussels authorities
  • a listening platform for its members
  • networking engine with the political and administrative world of Brussels
  • source of advice on transport, safety, mobility, subsidies, professional training, environmental permits, etc.
  • window on the local labour market
  • guide in common strategic files


The CPB encourages its members to :

  • participate actively in activities
  • use its offer on a daily basis
  • make the most of their membership


The CPB was founded in 1957 by the Brussels Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now BECI), the Chambre Syndicale des Transports (now BELTOP), the Chambre Syndicale des Usagers des Ports de Bruxelles et de Vilvorde (now the Association des Usagers), and the S. A. du Canal et des Installations Maritimes de Bruxelles (S.A. du Canal et des Installations Maritimes de Bruxelles). A. du Canal et des Installations Maritimes de Bruxelles, whose role and competences have been taken over by the Port of Brussels).