For roll-on/roll-off shipping, the port of Antwerp is a logical choice offering versatile solutions. Thanks to permanent investments in specialised infrastructure and equipment, skilled workers, a varied offer of maritime lines and services, the port of Antwerp is an ideal link in the global supply chains of rolling stock.
The port of Antwerp has vast ro/ro terminals where new and second-hand vehicles but also machines, heavy machinery, project cargo and other rolling stock are handled. These terminals are renowned for their excellent know-how and project management as well as the specialised equipment for the handling of rolling stock. All terminals have trimodal access which means cars and heavy machinery or project cargo quickly and flexibly find their way to the end customer.
These ro/ro terminals are often the European shortsea hub or global hub for transshipment to Africa. Antwerp is the European home port of well known brands such as Fiat, Ford, Opel, BMW, Renault, Mazda, Huyndai, Chevrolet and KIA. A European hub for rolling stock, Antwerp has a diverse offer of feeder services.
The Port of Antwerp does more than the shipping, loading and discharging of rolling stock. Services are offered which further optimise the handling of rolling stock and make the further transport of goods to the end customer more efficient. They include special storage options but also vehicle processing centres with pre-delivery inspection (PDI) activities where cars are prepared for delivery to the local market.
- installing accessories (bumpers, hooks, air-conditioning, etc.)
- washing / dewaxing / spraying
- second stage manufacturing
After the successful launch of the e-desk for container export, APCS is now working on the e-Desk for ro-ro cargo. In cooperation with the terminals of ICO in Antwerp and Zeebrugge, with AET (Antwerp Euro Terminal) in Antwerp and with WWL terminals in Zeebrugge, an electronic solution has been launched to ensure a smooth reporting and monitoring of the output messages for the export of cars and trucks.
Ann De Smet
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