We take care of your cargo

Stevedoring services around the world are managed by the Business Unit Port Operations. This allows Katoen Natie to share its know-how and to develop a global strategy. High flexibility and productivity in a safe working environment are our main drivers to perform a variety of services. A team of well trained, motivated and highly productive people is ready to take care of your cargo, with the emphasis on quality.

Breakbulk handling

Both our deep-sea terminals in Antwerp are specialized in the handling of breakbulk cargo. At our left bank terminal 1227 we focus mainly on the import of steel products, handling over 1,4 million tons in 2016. Major steel traders decided to use our terminals as their hub in the Port of Antwerp, as from where they sell and distribute their goods. Extra value added services, such as the cutting of steel plates, are performed on site.

Our right bank terminal 347 places the emphasis on export of general and project cargo, with a wide range of shipping lines calling our terminals regularly.
In the north of France, our terminal in Rouen handles both import and export flows of steel and general cargo.

Providing tailor-made solutions, high quality standards, quick dispatch of the vessels, large storage capacity, smooth discharging and reloading operations are the key stones of our business.

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Bulk handling

Minerals, chemicals, commodities, food&feed… you name it, we handle it.
We load and discharge directly from quay, but also offer storage in dedicated warehouses via (dump)trucks or conveyor belts. Of course, efficiency can be increased by choosing for direct transshipment to and from barges.

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Container handling

Katoen Natie offers dedicated container handling services in the port of Antwerp in Belgium, the port of Montevideo in Uruguay and the port of Rouen in France. In these terminals, we provide following services:

  • In- and outgoing gate for trucks, barges and rail
  • Planning, discharging and loading seagoing vessels
  • Depot services

Specifically for our terminal 1227 in Antwerp, we provide a hub for receiving containers from petrochemical customers.

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Container freight station

At all our terminals, containers can be stuffed and stripped by our experienced team. We can also lash and secure the cargo. These operations can be performed in ISPS areas and if requested in customs bonded warehouses.

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Container & tank repairing services

Katoen Natie provides efficient solutions to its partners, and is specialized in the inspection and repair of DV containers, reefers and flatracks and tank containers.
We have a long going experience in serving the world’s biggest leasing companies, but we also have many years of experience working for shipping companies.

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Customs

Our customs service can arrange all requested customs documentation, all of which to be completed and submitted in line with local regulations. Besides being a specialist in customs, we also take care of all VAT-procedures for our customers.

How we can help you on customs level:

  • Providing advice for almost every kind of product
  • Executing customs activities: import-, transit- and export formalities
  • Bonded warehouses: different types of customs warehouses dedicated to the needs and advantages for the customer
  • Fiscal warehouses: VAT-warehouses

What we can offer you on VAT-level:

  • Providing advice in fiscal representation
  • Different formats of fiscal representation are possible
  • Offering complete VAT-administration for companies not established in Belgium
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Freight forwarding

Katoen Natie is a well-known sea freight and airfreight solution provider and delivers highly flexible services through partnerships with leading carriers. We guarantee transport capacities and easily adapt to growing trade volumes – a key benefit when it comes to managing global supply chains.

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Global transport

Katoen Natie’s business unit General Cargo & Commodities supports end-to-end supply chain management by offering road, rail and inland water transport as well as sea freight and airfreight services.

Road & rail transport
With our expertise in road and rail logistics, we can deliver cost-effective solutions that meet your transport requirements. Katoen Natie offers a wide range of road and rail transportation services, including dedicated delivery services.

Inland water transport
Katoen Natie operates a fleet of barges for container transport between major seaports. By offering and promoting inland water transport, we are able to provide our customers a transport mode that is both economical and environment-friendly.

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