Antwerp, your breakbulk home port

Port of Antwerp is the perfect port when it comes to shipping steel, project cargo, fruit, forest products and cars across Europe. Every consignment is unique and, thanks to its can-do attitude and extensive experience of specialised companies, the port provides high-quality shipment of the most diverse breakbulk cargo.


Antwerp is the most important steel port in Europe. The many steel service centers guarantee a customized treatment.

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Project cargo

Specialised terminal operators offer tailored solutions for the loading, unloading and storage of project cargo.

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Forest products

Every year, the port of Antwerp handles a considerable volume of forest products such as wood pulp, logs and all kinds of paper.

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The port of Antwerp has extensive terminals for all kinds of rolling stock. 

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Facts & figures


9,212,549 TONS

of breakbulk in Antwerp (excluding rolling stock)


conventional sailings per month


dedicated terminals with intermodal access to deep within the European hinterland

an average of 222

container shuttles per week to 85 European destinations

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A rapid, multimodal connection

With over 200 monthly calls from breakbulk vessels, the port offers an excellent connection with the foreland. This is the largest concentration in Europe and provides every shipper with reliable options for shipping breakbulk cargo.


Every terminal in Port of Antwerp has a multimodal connection with direct access to the European road, rail, feeder and inland waterway network.


Breakbulk cargo quickly finds its way from European production and consumption centres to all corners of the world. And vice versa. You can count on it.

High added value


Besides high-quality shipping, a range of logistics players add great value to suit your specific needs.


Breakbulk, such as fruit, wood and project cargo, is not only stored and packaged. In addition, thorough quality inspections, sampling, labelling or order picking are also possible for many kinds of breakbulk. This extra value is worth around 20 billion euros per year. 


The added value allows you to save a great deal on unnecessary transport and handling charges. In short, we directly prepare your goods for the end consumer.


Expertise and know-how


Specialised companies now enhance a long-standing tradition and experience in breakbulk. As such, they can depend on highly trained employees reputed for their productivity and craftsmanship. They are highly motivated and join us in seeking creative and innovative solutions. Last minute changes? No worries, thanks to their agility. You can count on us for high quality, great expertise and flexibility. We focus on solutions and seek an approach to suit the customer's specific requirements.


We switched our import transport to Antwerp thanks to smooth port operations and a real customer oriented thinking.

Xuyu Tang, ZCC Europe GmbH


Antwerp XL: the ultimate conference for breakbulk

In 2021, Antwerp is once again proud to host Antwerp XL. This exhibition showcases new technology and innovations related to breakbulk. Immerse yourself in the world of RoRo, heavy-lift cargo and breakbulk at Antwerp XL. Come to the heart of Europe and meet many professionals from the breakbulk supply chain. Together we will define the future of breakbulk.


Interested? You can find more information here. Put it in your agenda!