The biggest names in breakbulk, project cargo and heavy lift will be exhibiting at AntwerpXL when it returns to the Antwerp Expo on 28-30 November 2023.
It’s fitting that an event hosted at the home of breakbulk will feature suppliers from around the world and across the entire breakbulk supply chain. Cargo owners and carriers, ports, freight forwarders and a host of shipping, maritime and supply chain experts will be showcasing their products, services and latest innovations at the three-day event.
Major names already signed up include C.Steinweg, Conti-Lines, Grimaldi Group, MSC, Spliethoff, Fednav, BBC Chartering, Konecranes, Varamar, and Zuidnatie. They will be joined on the expanded show floor by companies such as Mammoet, Chipolbrok, Saudi Ports Authority, Katoen Natie, Deufol Belgie, Caribbean Line and Aertssen, Mantsinen Group, Aprojects, Navonus, Q Terminals, Port of Sunderland, Ultrabulk and Fracht Polytra.
Speaking at last year’s event, Frank Voet, commercial manager at Grimaldi Group outlined why his company values AntwerpXL: ‘We’re in Antwerp because it’s one of the biggest ports in Europe. AntwerpXL is a great opportunity to show off Grimaldi Group’s vast range of services all around the world.’
Reinaaart Van Den Broek, Northbound Trade Coordinator Europe Service at Universal Africa Lines agrees: ‘Antwerp is the gateway to Africa and breakbulk, so we have to be present and meeting all our partners and prospects.’
Many exhibitors use the event’s platform to showcase their products and services, launch new technologies and make major announcements. Others are drawn by its the huge networking opportunities. After all, as the only event solely dedicated to the breakbulk industry, and hosted at a global gateway, AntwerpXL is an ideal place for the industry to meet, connect and do business.
Margaret Dunn, Portfolio Director at AntwerpXL, comments: ‘The maritime breakbulk industry is growing fast and facing a pressing number of changes, challenges and opportunities. This means innovation, new thinking, getting even closer to current partners and forging connections with new ones are all more important than ever – and as our exhibitor list already shows, AntwerpXL is going to be the place for this to happen.’