Integrated (petro)chemical cluster

In the Port of Antwerp cargo handling, industry and logistics go hand in hand. The high level of integration and diversity throughout the value chain in Antwerp is unique in the world.

World's biggest chemical players

*the map only shows the major chemical companies with a site in Antwerp

The top 10 of the biggest chemical producers in the world are present in Antwerp, either with their supply chain or with a production unit.

The four refineries (Total, ExxonMobil, Gunvor Petroleum Antwerp, ATPC (Bitumen)) and three steam crackers in the port provide guaranteed availability of raw materials. The largest single train steam cracker is located in Antwerp. The recent construction of the biggest ethylene terminal in Europe by Ineos Oxide confirms Antwerp as a hub for chemical feedstocks. The close co-operation between the chemical companies at a production level, but also in the field of energy and services such as waste treatment, results in extremely cost-efficient production. 

Wouter De Geest (BASF)

"The full integration of companies on this location not only facilitates our daily operations and business. It also creates many mutually beneficial synergies."

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Production and storage facilities

Production companies continue to invest in existing and additional production facilities and in the modernisation of their existing facilities in the Port of Antwerp. Oil traders also invest actively in the Port of Antwerp in extra storage capacity.

Specialised service providers

Specialised logistics service providers in the port guarantee safe, high-quality storage and further handling of oils, chemicals and gases in the port. Excellent connectivity with overseas destinations and the European hinterland guarantee a stable supply of feedstock and transport of processed products.

Hidetaka Yatagai (Nippon Shokubai)

"People here are very well trained, highly productive and multilingual."

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