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Ghent Terminal

Ghent Terminal

With direct access to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, the DFDS Mercatordok Multimodal Terminal is ideally located to connect to the motorways and rail network of Belgium and its hinterlands. A variety of services can be offered at our 240,000m² facility.


DFDS Freight vessel Petunia Seaways at the dock, being loaded

Cargo handling

Being the exclusive stevedore in Ghent for Volvo cars and Volvo trucks, DFDS' MMT cranes, reach stackers, and forklifts can handle all kinds of cargo ranging from RoRo and containers to high and heavy project and break bulk cargo.

Overhead view of a DFDS Freight vessel pulling away from the quay

Vessel handling

There are 2 berths within the terminal capable of handling all types of seagoing vessels up to: 300m in length x 35m in beam x 15m in draught. For LoLo operations we can offer a total length of 1040m alongside the quay.

Ghent Terminal


Mercatordok Multimodal Terminal

Philips landsbergiuslaan 11

Quay 2140-2190BE-9000





Mon-Fri, 00:00-24:00
Sat, 00:00-23:00
Sun, 14:00-24:00

Containers/Mobile Units

Mon-Fri, 06:15-20:30
Sat, 07:00-11:00
Sun, closed


Terminal Capabilities

Cargo handled
  • Paper in reel or palletised form
  • Break Bulk
  • Coil in many different forms, can be handled up to 30 tonnes in weight
  • Forest Cargo
  • Big Bags in different forms
  • Trailers
  • Driver Accompanied Cargo
  • Machinery and agricultural machines
  • Containers
  • Swapbodies
  • Mafi handling up to 75-80 tonnes
  • Project Cargo
  • Automotive Cargo (cars and truck chassis)
  • Chemicals
  • IMO Handling
  • Class 1
  • Class 7
Terminal services/equipment
  • RoRo Services
  • LoLo Services
  • Forklift trucks from 2.5 to 16 tonnes capacity
  • Forklift trucks from 17 to 40 tonnes capacity
  • Tugmasters
  • Reachstacker/piggyback 45 tonnes
  • Reachstacker/barge handler 45 tonnes
  • Translifter (cassette handling) 90 tonnes
  • 100 tonnes crane/mobile harbour crane
  • Multimodal crane
  • Overhead gantry crane up to 200 tonnes
  • Intermodal crane with telescopic beam attachment (steel plates)
  • Lift unit movements from mafi or cassette to rail
  • Container stuffing and devanning
  • Movements of heavy project cargo
  • Re-stow of cargo and securing
  • Full MOT on trailers
  • Full trailer repairs
  • Tyre replacement and repairs
  • Full trailer service, tyre check, condition check, etc.
  • Washing of trailers
  • Refrigerated trailer and container service
  • Container repairs
  • Tracked vehicle/machine repairs
  • Refuelling red diesel
  • Refuelling white diesel
Warehousing facilities
  • 2,000 m² warehouse
  • 2,000 to 7,000 m² warehouse
  • Cross dock facilities
  • Covered transhipment facilities
  • Rail connected transhipment area
Terminal access
  • Close connection to motorways
  • Access to rail network
  • Direct access to inland waterways
  • Deep Sea facilities
  • Terminal access around the clock (closed Saturday 23:00 to Sunday 14:00)
Special competences
  • The DFDS utilisation of mafi and cassette systems opens up the market place for companies trading in industrial quantities of base commodities across the network of DFDS' shipping routes.
  • Deep Sea Break Bulk vessels, discharging large quantities of internationally traded products at any of the DFDS terminals, can benefit from the ability to move smaller quantities efficiently around the Group’s European network.
  • Verified Gross Mass in compliance with SOLAS
Terminal security
  • Video inspection system for gate control of units
  • Meet ISPS requirements
  • Approved Gate Check Status
  • Camera surveillance, closed gate with manned guard at night