Perishable goods

From fresh fruit to pharmaceutical products: for every product that requires temperature-controlled handling, the Port of Antwerp offers an uninterrupted cold chain. All perishable products get to their final destination on time and in perfect condition from Antwerp. Quality is very high up on the list of service providers' priorities and in addition to discharging and loading vessels offer many added value services that meet the specific requirements of every product.

Worldwide, Antwerp is a major port of discharge for perishable goods and offers a “One Stop Shop” for high-quality handling and storage facilities for all temperature-controlled freight.

Maritime services

All major shipping companies call at Antwerp because it is one of the main crossroads of temperature-controlled products.

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Thanks to a long tradition as a reefer port, the Port of Antwerp has an impressive range of facilities for the storage of every type of temperature-controlled freight (-25°C/-13°F to 14°C/57°F). The terminals have >7,000 plugs for the storage of refrigerated containers.

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Logistics services

Experienced service providers offer a complete range of services tailor-made to the products: quality control, (re)packaging, order picking and maturing are some of many examples.

--> read more about Value Added Services for perishables

Customs and trade facilitation

Customs formalities are also expertly handled at the port as well as food inspection. That way, the port can be considered a one-stop-shop.

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Maartje Driessens

Business Development Manager
00 32 3 229 65 98

Antwerp Port Authority
Port House
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp