Main ports

Learn more about our main shipping destinations

Port of Antwerp (loading)

The port of Antwerp, in Belgium, is a port in the heart of Europe accessible to capesize ships. Antwerp stands at the upper end of the tidal estuary of the Scheldt. The estuary is navigable by ships of more than 100,000 Gross Tons as far as 80 km inland.
The inland location means that the port of Antwerp enjoys a more central location in Europe than the majority of North Sea ports. Antwerps docks are connected to the hinterland by rail, waterway and road. As a result the port of Antwerp has become one of Europes largest sea ports, ranking second behind Rotterdam by total freight shipped. Its international rankings vary from 11th to 20th. In 2009, the Port of Antwerp handled 157,800,000 MT of trade and offered liner services to 800 different maritime destinations.

Port of Hamburg (loading)

Handling annual throughput of 145 million tons, the Port of Hamburg is the largest German universal port. Container throughput has reached almost 10 million TEU, or 20-ft standard containers. Hamburg’s facilities can clear ships of all types and handle goods of almost all categories.

The Speicherstadt, one of Hamburg’s architectural icons today, is a large wharf area of 350,000 m² floor area on the northern shore of the river, built in the 1880s as part of the free port and to cope with the growing quantity of goods stored in the port.

Port of Amsterdam (loading)

The Amsterdam port region is one of the world’s largest logistics hubs. Handling 100 million tonnes in cargo traffic annually, Amsterdam is one of Western Europe’s Top 5 sea ports.
The Port’s strategic and central location within Europe makes it easily accessible and ensures excellent connections to all major European markets. The Amsterdam port region is comprised of the ports of Amsterdam, Beverwijk, Zaandam and Velsen/IJmuiden.The ports in the North Sea Canal Area handled a total of 100.8 million tonnes of cargo in 2017, including more than 81.3 million tonnes in the Port of Amsterdam. The port region employs some 70,000 people in all, roughly half of whom are based in Amsterdam.

Port of Tema (discharge)

The Port Of Tema Is the largest port in Ghana. Situated on the eastern coast of the country it stretches over a 3.9 million square metres of land area. The port receives an average of over 1650 vessel calls per year. These comprise container vessels, general cargo vessels, tankers, Ro-Ro and cruise vessels amongst many others.

85% of Ghana’s trade is done through the ports with shipping routes and vessel calls to and from all continents through both direct and transshipment services.

Port of Dakar (discharge)

Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal.

It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city in the Old World and on the African mainland. Its position, on the western edge of Africa, is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade; this fact aided its growth into a major regional port.
According to 31 December 2005 official estimates, the city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million people.

Dakar is a major administrative center, home to the Senegal National Assembly and the Presidential Palace.

Port of Lagos Tin Can (discharge)

Lagos Port Complex (port of Lagos) is located at the Apapa area of Lagos, South West Nigeria. Lagos Port Complex occupies a total land area of over 120 Hectares, a firm, flat terrain, sand filled and concrete paved land area. The geographical location is within UTM Zone 31. The Port operational area consist of Berthing areas, Cargo handling areas, Stacking areas and Storage facilities. With the current Federal Government concession policy of all ports in the country, Lagos Port Complex now comprises of areas controlled by Private Terminal Operators on various Lease Terms.

Port of Abidjan (discharge)

Abidjan has the biggest port in the sub-region (West Africa), which is also the second biggest in Africa; the biggest being in Lagos. It is a container transshipment port and was opened in 1951 in the presence of the Minister of Overseas and Colonies at the time, François Mitterrand. Thanks to the 15m deep Vridi Canal, boats with large draughts can dock in the deep-water port. The Ivory Coast is in the Franc Zone (where the currency is CFA francs), as part of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Abidjan is the economic center of both the Ivory Coast and of the whole region, including Burkina Faso and Mali.

Port of Douala (discharge)

Douala is the largest city in Cameroon, the capital of Cameroon’s Littoral Region and the richest city in the whole CEMAC region of six countries. Home to Cameroon’s largest port and its major international airport, Douala International Airport, it is the commercial capital of the country. Consequently, it handles most of the country’s major exports, such as oil, cocoa and coffee, timber, metals and fruits. As of 2010 the city and its surrounding area had an estimated population that surpassed 3,000,000 inhabitants. The city sits on the estuary of the Wouri River and its climate is tropical.