Antwerp offers weekly fixed shortsea and feeder services from and to 200 destinations in Europe and North Africa. Reliable, flexible and extensive services are what it takes, so that each day cargo reaches its final shortsea destination “just-in-time”.

Extensive network of feeder services

Thanks to its excellent maritime strengths, the Port of Antwerp has drawn the most diverse deepsea cargo for centuries. 300 Liner services connect Antwerp to 1.300 ports worldwide, covering the key ports on all trading lanes.

Besides the extensive offer of fixed deepsea connections, the Port of Antwerp has also built up an extensive network of shortsea and feeder services.

Sustainable, reliable and rapid shortsea and feeder services

Compared to traditional road transport, shortsea can yield significant cost savings. Congestion on the road and long waiting periods are avoided. Shortsea has a greater transport capacity than road haulage which considerably reduces the cost.

The Port of Antwerp is situated 80 km inland. This means vessels are able to load or discharge their shortsea cargo closer to the largest consumption and production centres. 

Shortsea is also an environmentally friendly alternative that fits in the port's sustainable policy. Cost cuts and more sustainability can thus go hand in hand. With European support we want to encourage the modal shift from road transport to shortsea in Antwerp.

Vessels with a high ESI (Environmental Ship Index) & LNG propelled vessels can receive favorable port dues.

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The Port of Antwerp also offers very rapid and reliable shortsea and feeder services with extremely short transit times. This is amongst others thanks to the high productivity of the Antwerp terminals and the efficient operation of intra-port traffic.

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Flexible and service-minded

Antwerp providers of maritime and logistics services are known for their service-mindedness and expertise. The Port of Antwerp Connectivity Platform contains the shipping companies that come to Antwerp.

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Enhancing our shortsea network to offer additional services to road transport is a top priority of the Port of Antwerp." Michiel Vermeiren, Shipping Lines Manager Antwerp Port Authority.

Important destinations

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Michiel Vermeiren

Shipping Lines Manager
+32 3 229 71 49

Dries Van Gheluwe

Key Accountmanager
+32 3 229 64 65

Liquid Bulk
Container Shortsea