Join us in the home of breakbulk

AntwerpXL is the perfect platform to bring leading industry players, companies and breakbulk professionals to showcase innovative new products and services, debate the latest trends and market forecasts, and enjoy numerous networking events. 

Being face-to-face with leading companies, breakbulk professionals will be able to catch up with existing clients, source new solutions and partners, and discover how they can bring innovation to their business. Coupled with the 3-day content programme focuses on innovation, digitisation and lessons from disruptors, join us at the event that is shaping the future of breakbulk.

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Why should you attend?

  • The European home of Break bulk/ project cargo
  • Reconnect with existing suppliers
  • Meet new suppliers and potential business partners
  • Meet exciting new start-ups
  • Discover the industry’s latest technologies and innovations
  • Gain insight and share best practises
  • Identify new opportunities and markets
  • Network with industry leaders

What's on


The Main Deck Stage

Enjoy a 2-day content programme focused on innovation, digitisation and lessons from the disruptors.


The Boiler Room

A 2-day training programme for project forwarding managers from PPG.


The Cabin

This highly anticipated networking feature is hosting the ShippersXL Network.


The Launch

Christen AntwerpXL with some champagne at the official opening networking party.


The Engine Room

Discover the latest innovations and most exciting new companies in the Start-up Innovation Zone.


The Sustainability Wall

Discover and be inspired by spontaneous art depicting trends in the environment and sustainability.


New Product Voyage

Take your own voyage of discovery and take a journey around the most innovative new products on display.


The Mission to Seafarers

Support the Official event charity, Mission to Seafarers, as they show the important work they do.

“AntwerpXL is the global meeting point for all specialists in the field of steel and project cargo and is an ideal place to network. Already, the event has resulted in a new transshipment flow via our terminal from Russia to the Mediterranean, by bringing two of our existing customers in contact with each other on our booth.”

Dirk Mondelaers, General Manager, Wijngaard Natie Terminals

"We are delighted to have a breakbulk exhibition and conference back in the home of breakbulk - the Port of Antwerp."

Arthur Mahieu, Owner, Rollit Cargo NV

“The Port of Antwerp is the biggest breakbulk port and the biggest steel port in Europe. It is therefore logical to have a breakbulk conference in Antwerp.”

Philippe Oyen, Chairman, Antwerp Shipping Federation (ASV) & CEO of Belgo-Iberian Maritime

“Over the past 10 years, we have delivered our certificate course in project cargo forwarding for over 500 industry professionals across six continents. We are excited to be involved with Easyfairs for AntwerpXL which will be internationally the most important exhibition for the breakbulk industry. AntwerpXL will also prove a valuable event for communication and networking opportunities. Antwerp is the largest breakbulk port in Europe and this inaugural event will once again afford us the opportunity to host our event together with cargo owners and specialised transportation professionals from around the globe.”

Kevin Stephens, Chairman-Founder, Project Professionals Group

Smart badge: your virtual event bag

When you visit our event, there is no need to carry lots of heavy brochures around!

Your badge will act as your ‘virtual event bag’, which when touched on an exhibitor’s badge reader will store a list of exhibitors.

After the event, you will receive an email with the details of the exhibitors you scanned.


How does it work?

  1. Touch the reader with your badge 
    the green light glows and the reader beeps

  2. Get an email later today with the
    exhibitor’s info
EasyGo Smart Badge Easyfairs


  • Your badge is your virtual event bag
    No more lugging heavy brochures around!

  • You keep track of which stands you visited
    You will receive a nice recap of your day, via email.

  • No spamming
    You receive only the digital info from exhibitors you’re interested in.

  • You exchange your digital business card
    It's easy to exchange your visit card with the exhibitors you visited.

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