Diamonds and Antwerp have been linked in the past 570 years. The diamond industry has carved its own place in the heart of the city centre. More than 16 billion dollars in polished diamonds pass through the Antwerp’s Diamond district's exchanges each year. There are 380 workshops that serve 1,500 companies.
The Port of Antwerp occupies a leadership position, it is the main port of Flanders and Belgium, the second gateway to Europe, the largest European chemical hub and the most important logistics port hub in the Hamburg-Le Havre range.