A soft spot for steel

Antwerp is the most important steel port in Europe. The port's excellent accessibility, advanced infrastructure, added-value activities and highly trained staff ensure a high-quality and reliable handling of every steel cargo in Antwerp. A fast turnaround of the goods is guaranteed thanks to more than 200 breakbulk calls per month, while the many specialised steel service centres in the port provide a tailored service.


For many years already, thyssenkrupp uses the port of Antwerp to ship large volumes of high quality steel products to worldwide destinations because of its excellent foreland and hinterland connectivity.

Olivier Pellin, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH

A long tradition

The port of Antwerp has a long tradition in the handling of steel. Almost every major steel producer ships via Antwerp. Whether it concerns coils, sheets, steel plates, long iron, tubes, wire rods or non-ferrous products: the port of Antwerp takes care of a just-in-time delivery to the end consumer. You can count on it.

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Expertise and know-how 

We handle your steel goods with the utmost care: optimally packaged in the hold or firmly attached on deck. The steel service centres offer a wide range of added-value activities, and use the most modern technology to efficiently manage your cargo.


Also, they continue to extend their knowledge of the handling of steel products. The benefit of such expertise? No damage and no accidents. And therefore lower costs and less downtime for the customer. 


The London Metal Exchange (LME) has certified several service providers in the port of Antwerp to store materials such as zinc, aluminium and lead. This means that steel billets and non-ferrous metals, traded via the LME contracts, may be stored here.

A lower logistics cost

Choosing the port of Antwerp means you benefit from a lower logistics cost. 


As hot-rolled steel rolls off the coil from the various production lines it has already been cut to size. The service centres also take care of other specific customer requirements, such as the packaging and labelling of cut steel.


The steel service centres finish the steel products in the port without requiring transport or handling by a third party. Indeed, they do an excellent and professional job themselves. This allows us to be fast and efficient.

Reliable connections

All steel terminals in the port of Antwerp have trimodal access, facilitating direct transshipment to a truck, inland navigation ship and/or railway wagon. This provides an efficient connection and ensures a seamless link between the fore and hinterlands. Your load on the road: leave it to us!

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