An integrated supply chain offering
To stand out from the competition, companies must be able to call on the best possible supply chain to get cargo to its final destination. Reliability, quality, sustainability, flexibility, total cost and lead time are key performance indicators (KPIs) for supply chains.
The port of Antwerp offers highperformance solutions to realise these client supply chain KPIs. With an annual volume of more than 224m tons of maritime freight handled, the port of Antwerp is the largest integrated maritime, logistics and industrial platform in Europe.
Faster maritime and trimodal connections
Antwerp is a top-league European port offering both deep-sea and short-sea sailings to worldwide destinations. While more than 50% of the annual volume is shipped via containers, the port of Antwerp still handles considerable volumes of breakbulk cargo.
Of the 10m tons of breakbulk cargo, 3.9m tons are ro-ro cargo. In 2017, about 1.2m cars were shipped via Antwerp in addition to trucks, buses and high-and-heavy cargo.
Being located on the left bank, the car terminals in the port of Antwerp offer a total surface of some 272 hectares. One of them, namely AET (Antwerp Euroterminal), is the European hub for the Grimaldi Group. The terminal creates interesting synergies for cargo from and to all destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, SouthAmerica and North America all served by the different lines in the group – Grimaldi, ACL and Finnlines.
Efficient import and export customs procedures complement efforts to guarantee smooth barge, rail and truck traffic to and through the port. Combined with its central location in Europe, the port of Antwerp can ensure the lowest cost, fastest transit times and lowest CO2 footprint to and from many strategic centres in Europe.