Port of Antwerp

Welcome to your preferred port for perishables



With a freight volume of 214.057.529 tonnes in 2016, Antwerp is the second-largest port in Europe. With a growth of 2,7% it does remarkably better than the port of Rotterdam and Hamburg, respectively the number 1 and 3 ports in Northwest-Europe. It has a long tradition as a perishable port and built up an impressive range of facilities to handle your valuable perishable cargo. Professionals in the perishables industry prefer the Port of Antwerp for its vast offering of services and solutions, such as storage, quality control, (re)packaging, ripening, customs and transport services.


As the world’s largest banana port and major fruit port, the port has a historic reputation in handling fresh products, both from reefer vessels and reefer containers. In 2016, more than 9 million tons of fresh products were handled in the Port of Antwerp. The port is accessible for ultra large container ships with a capacity of more than 20.000 TEU. On an annual basis, it handles not less than 10 million containers.


Watch the arrivals of the 20.000 TEU Madrid Maersk in the Deurganck dock below: 


Discover the key advantages of Antwerp as a perishables port: