About

ABOUT US
EXPLORE OUR MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

We are AET.

Let us introduce ourselves

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Antwerp Euroterminal NV (AET) is the largest multipurpose terminal in Europe, and home to vessels of the Grimaldi Group. Our terminal specializes in different types of cargo and processes breakbulk, containers, project cargo, heavy lifts, cars and other RoRo-units on a daily basis.

As a joint venture between Grimaldi Group Naples and Mexiconatie NV, AET is home to the Grimaldi Deepsea vessels, the Grimaldi Euromed vessels, Finnlines vessels and the vessels from Atlantic Container Lines.

Other partners are: Antwerp Container Repair (ACR) and Antwerp Lashing & securing (ALS).

Our ideal location offers unrivalled connections to the main road, water and railway networks in Europe. This means AET plays a pivotal role in keeping Europe’s trade moving, benefiting our customer, partners, and the community.

All of the above makes AET your preferred partner for cargo handling.

Our values.

At AET we strive to go above and beyond to ensure premium quality and service for our customers. Our values are deeply rooted in our company’s culture and influence our daily work significantly. Following values are part of the identity of AET.

DEDICATED TO OUR CUSTOMERS

At AET our customers come first. Together with you we try to find the best solution for your cargo. As a customer you can rely on our high quality service, with a special view on your requirements. AET is therefore your most reliable partner in cargo handling.

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

Going the extra mile... no special request is too much for us. At AET we offer a custom made solution at the highest possible quality and service. The main focus for our business is not what we do, but how we do it.

TEAMWORK AND INNOVATION

We believe in the power of teamwork. With our enthusiastic and qualified team we strive to improve our productivity and efficiency on a daily basis. At AET we breathe innovation, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve our service and operations.

Care for cargo.

At AET we strive to offer the best service and quality there is to offer in our line of business. 

Thanks to our pursuit of excellence AET was awarded the AEO certificate in 2016. The status of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) applies to all economic operators and their business partners playing a role in the international supply chain, i.e. producers, exporters, forwarders, warehouse keepers, customs agents, carriers, importers who are involved in activities covered by the relevant customs legislation and are eligible in terms of reliability and security in the supply chain.

All of the above makes AET your preferred partner for cargo handling.

Our history

2001
2001

Birth

Birth
AET was born as a joint venture between Grimaldi Group Naples & Mexiconatie.
2001

First shipping company

First shipping company
Grimaldi Euromed, first shipping company to berth at AET terminal.
2002
2002

AET expands

With an increase in quay length up to 1000 meters AET now operates on a surface of 27 hectares.
2003
2003

Moving

Moving
Grimaldi Deepsea moves its activities to AET.
2005
2005

AET expands

AET expands
With an increase in quay length up to 1600 meters AET is now operating on a surface of 80 hectares.
2005

Investment

AET invests in its future with the purchase of 2 new 100- tons Gottwald cranes.
2006
2006

New head office

New head office
AET continues to expand with the inauguration of their new head office.
2010
2010

Finnlines

Finnlines
Welcoming Finnlines at AET. With the arrival of our new partner AET now also handles shipments to Northern Europe and the Baltic sea.
2011
2011

Anniversary

Anniversary
Time for celebration! 10 years Antwerp Euroterminal!
2014
2014

AET expands

With an increase in quay length up to 2,2 km AET is now operating on a surface of 88 hectares.  
2015
2015

Liebherr cranes

Liebherr cranes
At AET we keep investing in our future, with the purchase of 2 new Liebherr Mobile cranes.
2016
2016

AEO Certificate

AET is awarded with the AEO certificate and has hereby received the status of the Authorised Economic Operator.
2016

AET expands

AET expands
AET increases its operating surface up to 104 hectares.
2016

Atlantic Container Lines

Atlantic Container Lines
Atlantic Container Lines (ACL) arrives at AET. With the arrival of ACL, AET invested in 2 new Liebherr Gantry Cranes.
2016

Anniversary

Time for celebration! AET turns 15!
2017
2017

Our expansion still continues!
2018
2018

New website

AET launches its new website.

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