A lot of companies are active in storage and handling of a wide range of foodstuffs, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fruit juices, potatoes, coffee, meat, dairy products, frozen products, mineral water, wine, cereals, dry food, ... These goods are mainly imported in the port by reefer ships, reefer containers and bulk vessels.
The number of logistic activities in the food sector is on the increase, because of which Zeebruggge is developing as a prominent European 'food hub'. The logistic centres mainly concentrate on climate-controlled storage, quality control, repacking and distribution to the large market chains.
Zeebrugge is a clean port. The coastal port offers a qualitative impoluted neighbourhood, which gives an extra dimension to the port's competitiveness.
The new Border Inspection Post is also an important trump in this story. Because of the integration of the Customs and Excise Department and the Federal Food Chain Safety Agency (FAVV) in a renewed infrastructure nearby the terminals, foods can be checked and inspected quickly.
More information on the import and export of food in Zeebrugge you can find here.