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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.


New headquarter for Zuidnatie

At the beginning of March 2019, Zuidnatie moved to the new container terminal (quay 612-622).


Cargill and Zuidnatie build a new European logistics platform in Antwerp

Cargill’s malt business announced today a partnership with Zuidnatie, a Belgian logistics service provider, to build a new logistics platform in the port of Antwerp. Set to open in August 2018, it will offer transshipment facilities and storage for up to 300,000 metric tons (MT) of barley and malt


Extension of Terminal Zuidnatie

With the acquisition of the former Port Of Antwerp barge dock located at quay 126-128 the storage of Terminal Zuid will increase with another 20.000 square meter.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Start up of Zuidnatie