+32 3 205 97 00
info@zuidnatie.be

Our history

It is the mission of Zuidnatie to offer complete and tailor-made logistic services in all areas of cargo handling in the Port of Antwerp.
With our strong and dedicated team, state of the art infrastructure and use of innovative and high-tech equipment Zuidnatie guarantees high quality services in an excellent and safe environment.

2016 - until...

Zuidnatie’s position regarding activities in the Port of Antwerp remains unchanged. Zuidnatie continues to work on growth in reliability and flexibility. We will continuously offer our clients a modern and up-to-date, multifunctional infrastructure.

2014

Purchase of two new Terex Gottwald model 8 mobile harbour cranes, with a maximum lifting capacity of 200 T each, and equipped with a tandem lift system allowing loads upto 400 T

2013

Acquisition of: DP World Breakbulk, quay 466-484 and reefer department of Hapag Lloyd

2006

A brand new coffee terminal for Antwerp Coffee & Cocoa Logistics (ACCL) is constructed at quay 142 – 144. Operations at this new facility (located just a stone’s throw away from our Terminal Zuid) take a start.

2005

The infrastructure at Terminal Zuid is completed, after 8 years of continuous growth and expansion.

2004

ACCL, Antwerp Coffee & Cocoa Logistics is set up to meet demands for storage and distribution requirements for these commodities.
Yet another two warehouses are completed (15 &16), bringing the total covered warehouse area at Terminal Zuid to no less than 130.000 m².

2003

Warehouse Nr 10 (fitted with racks) is completed and operational. The Zuidnatie garage moves to its new ultra-modern facility at Terminal Zuid.

2002

The success story continues: a further 3 warehouses (12,13 &14) are completed.

2001

European Coil Center (ECC) is set up. A dedicated warehouse and steel slitting factory (USG) is built and is operational.
A new entrance via the Narvikstraat, and a new parking area for arriving trucks and cars is completed.

2000

Phase 2 (4 additional warehouses) is completed. May 2000: Terminal Zuid = 9 operational warehouses at one ideal location.

1999

May ’99: The dedicated Cocoa warehouse is completed and operational. A start is made on 4 additional warehouses at Terminal Zuid. When completed this will bring the total number of warehouses to 9, 3 of which will be dedicated. Zuidnatie’s “Nickel” department moves from warehouse “Iris” to its new facilities at Terminal Zuid.“Lotus” becomes a dedicated warehouse for tobacco products.Terminal Zuid’s two railsidings (400 m each) are completely renovated. Zuidnatie releases its major shareholding in the Werf & Vlasnatie.Zuidnatie NV is now one of the fastest growing port-related companies in Antwerp.

1998

The fourth warehouse at Terminal Zuid is completed and a start is made on our dedicated Cocoa warehouse.

1997

September of ’97 “Terminal Zuid” is officially opened. The first 3 warehouses and office block are fully operational.

1996

Zuidnaties embarks on their biggest project yet: Multifunctional Terminal Zuid. A total area of 200.000 m² is earmarked for the development of new warehouses and stevedoring activities. Becomar NV (Belgian Container Maintenance & Repair) is set up to provide a comprehensive container handling and maintenance service at the new terminal. Flatraco NV, specialised in customs documentation becomes part of Zuidnatie.

1995

June ’95 Zuidnatie obtains 100 % ownership of AML NV (Antwerp Metal Logistics) specialised in all non-ferro metals.

1994

Zuidnatie acquires Werf & Vlasnatie. During the same year warehouse “Lotus” is expanded by an additional 8.000 m² because of the continually increasing volumes.

1993

Further specialisation is required and in July the take-over of Belgian Bunkering sugar terminal becomes a fact. From then on these facilities are now known as AST, Antwerp Sugar Terminal.

1990

October of this year saw the opening of Zuidnatie’s second major warehouse complex. Warehouse “Lotus” is located in the Bellestraat and covers 15.000 m².

1975

Zuidnatie embarks on a major warehouse-expansion program. Warehouse “Iris” is completed. Covering an area of 11.500 m² and located at the brand new Churchill Dock, this secure warehouse was specifically used for the storage of high quality and valuable goods.

1955

Zuidnatie changes its legal status and becomes an “NV” (a public limited liability company). This provides the company the leeway required for further growth. It is with this legal identity that the Zuidnatie continues to trade today.

1945

The general economic upswing after 1945 speeds up the mechanisation process. Modern modes of transport and handling equipment replace the traditional “horse and cart”.

1870

Start up of Zuidnatie