Export/Import Updates!
Antwerp (BEANR), Antwerpen, Belgium


Antwerp (BEANR), Antwerpen, Belgium
Havenbedrijf Antwerpen NV van publiek recht, Havenhuis, Zaha Hadidplein 1, 2030 Antwerp, Belgium
Text Link
+32-3-205 20 28
MAS Port Pavilion Hanzestedenplaats 19 2000 Antwerp
214.166 Million Tonnes (2016)
10.034 Million TEUs (2016)

Requirements to ship to the ports

Exporters are required to fill out a DEB (declaration of exchange of goods) or an Intrastate Declaration for all goods from within the European Community that enter Germany at the end of the month.

Operators are required to fill out an Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) to the customs of the country of entry, prior to the introduction of goods into the customs territory of the European Union.

Prohibited• Meat and milk and any items thereof from non-EU countries with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Croatia, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries• Protected species and products thereof as listed by the CITES (Washington Convention) for example ivory, tortoise shell, coral, reptile skin, wood from Amazonian forests.

Restricted• pets need to be identifiable (tattoo or an electronic identification system), vaccinated against rabies and have a health certificate. For more information please refer to the nearest embassy.• maximum of 10 kg of meat, milk and dairy products coming from Croatia, Færøer Islands, Greenland and Iceland• powdered milk for babies, food for children and special medical food (including pets food) may be allowed if they need not to be refrigerated prior opening and that it is brand packaged food and the packaging has original seal (unless in use at the time) and its quantity must not exceed the weight of 10 kg originating from Croatia, Færøer Islands, Greenland and Iceland, and of 2 kg if originating in other countries.• fish only if it is disembowelled and does not exceed the weight of 20 kg,• currency - no restrictions if coming from EU country. Declarable for all travelling outside EU when the amount exceeds 10.000 euro or equivalent in another currency.• coats, fur and leather shoes made of protected animals will need special authorization

About the port

The Port of Antwerp is the 2nd largest port in Europe and one of the major international ports. Since it is centrally located in Europe, it is a feasible and cost effective transport hub.


A bustling transport hub, Antwerp port is well connected with the hinterland via road, rail, pipes and barges. The port has 86 terminals that are well-equipped to handle container, Ro-Ro, dry bulk, liquid bulk, and break bulk cargo. In 2016, it handled more than 214 million tonnes of cargo, including 117.9 million tonnes of container cargo. In 2016, the Port of Antwerp was ranked 14th in Lloyds list of top 100 ports.


The potential of this port to grow into an international transportation hub was first recognized by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1811. It also played a significant role in World War I and II.


The port’s central location in Europe has made it an important cargo transport and transhipment hub in global shipping trade.