The agreement was put to the bargemen on Thursday and they agreed to accept it.
On Wednesday a court in the East Flemish city of Ghent decided that the blockade at Evergem Lock should be lifted. The court made the decision after a Dutch bargeman took legal action.
The lock reopened at 6am on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the blockades at Merelbeke and at the Straatsburgdok in Antwerp have also been lifted.
In Wednesday evening’s agreement, the authorities have agreed to do their best to tackle dumping practices in the sector.
Now the bargemen agree that this goes far enough and they have lifted the blockades.