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About Zuidnatie

Your logistics partner in the Port of Antwerp for project cargo, heavy-lift, iron & steel, general cargo, containers, bulk and soft commodities.

About Zuidnatie

For more than 150 years, we’ve provided complete and tailor-made logistics services in all areas of cargo handling. Centuries changed, and so did we. We expanded, we developed, we specialized and we modernized. Today we are still growing and investing, but for more than 150 years, we also stayed the same: our logistics services are always tailor-made and our solutions are your solutions. We handle your cargo with care and with the knowledge we acquired during our company’s long history. There’s no need to ship anywhere else because we handle it all!

Zuidnatie unites certified personnel, state-of-the-art infrastructure, innovative high-tech equipment and secure warehouses with high-quality project management and exceptional value-added services. Trust your cargo to the market leader in the multipurpose segment in the Port of Antwerp. Let us tackle all your logistic challenges!

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zuidnatie best managed company 2020

Family Business

Zuidnatie started as a family business and still is today. Along the way we acquired other specialist companies, such as Becomar, Flatraco and DP World Breakbulk. A large family with one purpose: to help our customers carry their load. To be a one-stop-shop for all their stevedoring, warehousing, logistics and transporting needs. To be a reliable and flexible partner in the Port of Antwerp. We have a dedicated and certified team, state-of-the-art equipment and the cleanest, most secure, warehouses. We handle it, no matter how tough it gets!

Read more of Zuidnatie and our people in the ‘Family Business’ magazine.



Zuidnatie wins three recognitions, namely the Gold label of the Best Managed Companies program, T&L Employer of the Year 2023 and Terminal Operator of the Year in Heavy Lifting. These recognitions show that the family company’s long-term strategy, HR policy and operational activities are on the right track, thanks to the efforts of employees and management board.


Zuidnatie exists 150 years and leads the way in loading and discharging breakbulk, cargo, soft commodities and containers. As a result, Zuidnatie is named as “Best Managed Company 2020” by Deloitte. Furthermore Zuidnatie continues to expand their activities and settles in Germany and France.


At the beginning of March, Zuidnatie moves to the new headquarter and container terminal (quay 612-622) in Stabroek. Zuidnatie is also settling in France to expand their logistics activities.

2016 - 2018

Zuidnatie continues to work on growth in reliability and flexibility. We will continuously offer our clients a modern and up-to-date multifunctional infrastructure. With the acquisition of the former Port of Antwerp barge dock, located at quay 126-128, the storage of Terminal Zuid increase with another 20.000m². In 2018 Zuidnatie bought their first barge “Zuidnatie 9” for multimodal transport.

2013 - 2014

Acquisition of “DP World Breakbulk” (quay 466 – 484) and reefer department of Hapag Lloyd. In 2014 Zuidnatie purchases two new Terex Gottwald mobile harbor cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 200T each and equipped with a tandem lift system allowing loads up to 400T.

1996 - 2005

Zuidnatie embarks their biggest project “Multifunctional Terminal Zuid” with a total area of 200.000m² for the development of new warehouses, stevedoring activities and container services “Becomar NV”. Over the years, Zuidnatie continues to invest in the expansion of all activities, terminals, high-quality materials, cranes and so much more. The infrastructure at Terminal Zuid is completed after eight years of continuous growth and expansion: total covered warehouse area of 130.000m².

1975 - 1990

Zuidnatie embarks on a major warehouse expansion program. Warehouse “Iris” is completed and covers an area of 11.500m² at the brand new Churchill Dock. In October 1990, Zuidnatie opens the second major warehouse complex “Lotus”, located in the Bellestraat and covers 15.000m².


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


Startup of Zuidnatie


Best Managed Company - Gold Laureate

Quality label that acknowledges clear strategy, expertise, commitment and financial performance.

IFS Logistics

The IFS Logistics standard assesses the quality and safety of logistics activities and includes transport, storage, distribution, loading and unloading, and more.

Terminal Operator of the Year in Heavy Lifting 2023

Zuidnatie was awarded Port/Terminal Operator of the Year during the Heavy Lift Awards 2023 in London.

ISO 14001

International organization for standardization and transparent procedures for environmental management.

ISO 45001

International standard certificate requirements for an occupational health and safety.


International ship and port facility security code – transparent procedures for security management.


Minor Metals Trade Association – certificate for handling and storage of minor metals.


Authorized economical operator for transparent procedures for customs and stevedoring.


Quality label for exports of foodstuffs for human consumption from Belgium to third countries.


Certificate for the supply of rice and sugar.


Quality label for handling and storage of non-ferrous metals.

T&L Employer of the Year 2023

A recognition that stands for a good HR policy. Projects that were rewarded with this label are our dynamic training plan and our brand-new cafeteria plan for employees.

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