Port of Antwerp is playing an increasingly important role in the reefer market. A growing number of reefer services from Latin America now call first at Antwerp. This has resulted in the reefer container volume growing by 7.2% in 2019.
Antwerp’s attractive central location and its wide range of services are among its main advantages. For shippers of perishables, the port’s location deep inland offers short transit times to important consumer markets such as Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany.
In addition an extensive network of experienced service providers ensures fast, high-quality unloading, storage, value-added services and completion of customs and food inspection formalities. These two elements together convince shipping companies to opt for Antwerp as the first port of call.