28 - 30 November 2023 | Antwerp expo

4 - 6 October 2022 | Antwerp expo


the future of breakbulk

AntwerpXL, the award-winning breakbulk and heavy-lift event, will be held on 28 – 30 November 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium.

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.

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. 


Speakers and guests from AntwerpXL 2022, the award-winning breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo event, have set out their thoughts on industry trends in a new whitepaper.

Full report is now available to download.
Download here

What's new?

AntwerpXL will have a range of new features including:


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

Latest News

Find the latest headlines and stories here. We will keep you informed, empowered and engaged in this sector. 

better for breakbulk

Dedicated to breakbulk, heavy lift, roro & project cargo

Hosted at the heart of the European breakbulk market, AntwerpXL provides a platform for the breakbulk industry that delivers valuable connections and unforgettable experiences for visitors and exhibitors alike. Are you in?

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.


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.


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!

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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