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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 220,000m2 facility.

​​​​​​​​​​​​A Multimodal Hub in the heart of Europe

DFDS port in Ghent

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.

Vessel handling

Vessel handling

There are 2 berths within the terminal capable of handling all types of seagoing vessels up to: 300m in length x 30m in beam x 15m in draught. For LoLo operations we can offer a total length of 1040m alongside the quay.

DFDS warehouse

Warehousing and storage

We have 9000m2 of warehousing in addition to outside storage, as well as covered transhipment and cross dock facilities and a rail connected transhipment area.

DFDS workshop


Our workshops can facilitate trailer MOTs, repair of trailers, containers and mobile machines. Trailer washing and re-fuelling is also available.

Terminal capabilities

Cargo handled

  • Paper in reel or palletized 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

  • 2000 m2 warehouse
  • 2000 to 7000 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 a​​round 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

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions about our terminal services, please do not hesitate to contact us.