The Port of Zeebrugge has had infrastructure for the storage and transfer of LNG since 1987, and is one of the main access points for LNG supplies in North-Western Europe. The Fluxys LNG terminal was built for loading and unloading LNG to and from ships. Buffer tanks with a capacity of 9 billion m³ LNG per year are used for temporary storage on site. The LNG is distributed via the distribution network, and loaded into LNG ships or LNG trucks.
The Port of Zeebrugge is connected to Norwegian gas fields via the Gassco Zeepipe pipeline and to the UK via the Interconnector. The LNG is mainly supplied from Qatar via the maritime route, before being processed and supplied to the Belgian market or consumer markets in the EU.