08-10 October 2024
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AntwerpXL, the award-winning breakbulk and heavy-lift event, will be held on 08 – 10 October 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Boost your business in breakbulk! Hosted at the heart of the European breakbulk market, AntwerpXL provides a platform for the breakbulk, RoRo, heavy-lift and project cargo industry that delivers valuable connections and unforgettable experiences for visitors and exhibitors alike.

With 3,800+ attendees, AntwerpXL is a quality focused event allowing you to save time and see project cargo owners in one place at one time, in an environment that establishes trust and enhances networking.

Attracting 66+ countries and 100+ exhibitors, AntwerpXL attracts a high quality audience allowing you to showcase your capabilities, attract potential clients and explore a diverse range of products and services whilst enhancing your competitive edge in the market.

Run by the community, for the community, 96% of exhibitors feel exhibiting at AntwerpXL is important to them. Be part of this vital event within the breakbulk, project cargo & heavy-lift industry and join the community today.


AntwerpXL, the award-winning breakbulk and heavy-lift event, is being held on 08 – 10 October 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Hosted at the heart of the European breakbulk market, AntwerpXL provided a platform for the breakbulk, RoRo, heavy lift and project cargo industry that delivered valuable connections and unforgettable experiences for visitors and exhibitors alike.

AntwerpXL provides all-year-round knowledge and resources, feeding into a platform for the industry to come together, networking with people from across the industry and finding the products and solutions needed for their businesses.

What's new?

Exhibitors at AntwerpXL will benefit from a range of new and exciting features:


Delivered by leading experts, the programme will explore key issues facing the breakbulk market, and how visitors can overcome them


Cutting-edge solutions and insights on important topics and trends within the breakbulk industry


1-2-1 networking that will help you connect with a global breakbulk audience, and forge lasting new relationships

XL 40 under 40

Recognising those with potential to become industry leaders in the future and those who have achieved greatness already

XL portal

A series of FREE webinars offering insight and best practice, with the aim to help keep the world moving

Download the 'XL Connect' App

XL Connect is the ultimate event app for AntwerpXL.

Unlock the full AntwerpXL experience with the XL Connect App. Access event schedules, exhibitor lists, floor plans, and networking opportunities. Stay updated with real-time alerts and connect with industry experts. Make the most of your AntwerpXL experience with this essential app.
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40 Under 40 nomination is now open



AntwerpXL once again announced the top 40 breakbulk, project cargo and heavy-lift professionals under the age of 40.

AXL 40 Under 40 celebrates the young professionals who have either achieved greatness already or have the potential to become the next generation of industry leaders.

get involved

Hosted at the heart of the European breakbulk market, AntwerpXL is the only event dedicated to the maritime breakbulk industry. It is the perfect platform that will help your business on a day-to-day basis.


Maximise your return on investment.

  • Gain exposure – be seen by industry professionals by using sponsorship options & stand presence to assist with driving sales
  • Personalised marketing – there are a number of marketing tools included to help you promote your presence
  • Raise company profile – raise awareness, create a presence and position your brand as a key industry player and drive attendees to your stand
  • Global brand networking – key industry professionals will come together all under one roof
  • Capture leads – collect details about visitors to your stand by scanning their badge with your smartphone or tablet, follow up and don’t miss any sales leads!


Can you afford to miss out?

  • Network – catch up with current & meet new industry peers with our range of networking opportunities
  • Dedicated focus – a dedicated breakbulk maritime event means you get the best content over three days
  • Learn & experience – join conference experts providing analysis on topics that are important to the industry
  • Talk to experts – interact with industry leading speakers during the three-day event
  • Meet the leading players – join top cargo owners and freight forwarders & meet using our XL Connect service
  • Home of breakbulk – takes place in Europe’s biggest breakbulk port and home of breakbulk, Port of Antwerp-Bruges.

port of antwerp-bruges

hOST sponsor


Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy: more than 300 line services to over 800 destinations ensure global connectivity. The Port of Antwerp-Bruges annually handles around 238 million tonnes of international maritime freight and is home to Europe’s largest integrated chemical cluster. The Port of Antwerp-Bruges accounts, directly and indirectly, for a total of around 143.000 jobs and more than €20 billion added value. 

The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to join forces

The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their respective ports. The two-city agreement marks the start of a unification process that is expected to take a year to finalise. Once completed, the ports will operate under the name ‘Port of Antwerp-Bruges’. As a result of the merger, the ports will be able to strengthen their position within the global supply chain and continue their course towards sustainable growth. Furthermore, the unified port will be more resilient to the challenges of the future and will take a lead in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. The ambition is for Port of Antwerp-Bruges to become the world's first port to reconcile economy, people and climate.
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