General Cargo & Commodities

We handle a wide range of products at our terminals, and offer various value added services. With our worldwide presence, our comprehensive range of services and our many decades of experience in logistics and engineering, we have the breadth and depth to act as your all-in-one partner.

Cocoa beans and products

Katoen Natie is the preferred logistics partner for leading companies in the cocoa and chocolate industry. We store, handle and add value to cocoa beans and semi-finished cocoa products. Our many years of experience, our global network together with our well-trained staff make Katoen Natie the ideal partner for cocoa grinders, chocolate manufacturers and international cocoa trading houses.

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Pre-cleaning
  • Sieving
  • Repackaging
  • Blending
  • Pest control management
  • Fumigation
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Coffee beans

Leading coffee roasters and traders around the world have chosen Katoen Natie to support their supply chains. Our expertise in handling of Arabica and Robusta coffee is constantly updated and fine-tuned by implementing new technologies that enable us to meet our customers’ demands. All activities are performed respecting the highest health, safety and quality standards.

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Sieving
  • Repackaging
  • Blending
  • Pest control management
  • Fumigation
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Tobacco

Katoen Natie has a well-established record in handling and storage of tobacco. We offer a wide range of high-quality services to our customers. From the reception and identification of tobacco, to sampling, quality control, non-chemical fumigation and distribution plus everything in between.

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Fumigation
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Paper and Plywood

Katoen Natie is a logistics service provider for paper and plywood. We offer customized and integrated logistics solutions for all types of paper in the form of reels, sheets and cardboard boxes on pallets. Our skilled operators handle your cargo with utmost care. Need to store your products? No problem. We offer covered storage, as well as distribution via barges, trucks, railcars and other means of transportation.

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Labelling
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Nuts

Katoen Natie is a trusted partner for leading companies in the nut sector as well as for nut processors. We offer customized and integrated logistics solutions for cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, macadamias, etc. Like no other we understand the specific requirements pertaining to care, control and good husbandry for the safekeeping of these soft commodities.

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Repackaging
  • Blending
  • Pest control management
  • Fumigation
  • Cold storage
  • Storage under nitrogen
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Steel and Metals

Katoen Natie is a logistics service provider for steel and metals. We offer customized and integrated logistics solutions for all types of steel and metals, whether it’s stainless steel or aluminum in the form of coils, bars, plates, ingots, tubes or billets. Our skilled operators handle your cargo with utmost care. Need to store your products? No problem. We offer inside and outside storage, as well as distribution via barges, trucks, railcars and other means of transportation.

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Labelling
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Beverages

Katoen Natie is a trusted logistics partner for leading companies in the beverage industry. Our business is driven by high supply chain reliability, responsiveness and the agility to support our customer’s fast changing markets on a global scale. All our activities are performed respecting the highest health, safety and quality standards.

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Labelling solutions
  • Waste handling
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Packaging Materials

Katoen Natie has a well-established record in handling and storage of packaging materials. Like no other we understand the specific requirements pertaining to care, control and good husbandry for the safekeeping of products such as aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, glass bottles etc

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Labelling
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Rubber and Tires

Katoen Natie is a logistics service provider for rubber and tires. We handle and store large volumes of natural and synthetic rubber. We operate warehouses with specialized equipment to store car, truck and off-road tires. Our dedicated rubber and tire warehouses are closely located to large consumer markets and industrial areas, making them the ideal choice for all on-carriage activities to the final destination.

Value-added services:

  • Quality control
  • Labelling
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Harmless Chemicals

Katoen Natie is the preferred logistics partner for leading companies in the chemical industry. Our leadership is based on proven operational efficiency, a focused approach to safety and quality and a growing global presence. We offer semi-industrial and engineering solutions for chemicals in powder or granular form as well as for liquids. We offer a one-stop-shop service: from the reception of raw materials, to the conditioning, packaging and distribution of the end products plus everything in between.

Value-added services:

  • Optical sorting
  • Grinding
  • Sieving
  • Repackaging
  • Demetallizing
  • Dedusting
  • Deodorizing
  • Blending
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Customs formalities

Katoen Natie operates a fleet of barges for container transport between major seaports. By offering and promoting inland water transport, we are able to provide our customers a transport mode that is both economical and environment-friendly.

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Transport

Your Transport Capacity Provider

At Katoen Natie you will find professional transport, storage and value-added supply chain services under one roof.
Transport plays a crucial role in any supply chain. In order to guarantee inbound and outbound transport to and from our logistics terminals, we provide reliable transport services
with our own fleet.
Our transport experts and technical specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their objectives are simple: to provide safe, efficient and sustainable delivery of goods and to
increase customer satisfaction.
In order to guarantee optimal goods transport, we deploy various modes of
transport, depending on the type of goods, the final destination and the specific requirements of our customers. This might even be a combination of road, rail and water transport.
Katoen Natie focuses on the following transport market segments:

  • Container transport
  • Dry bulk transport
  • Liquid bulk transport
  • Transport of packed goods.

Our Benelux-based fleet as over 500 trucks and 1250 trailers,
Our particular speciality is short (0-250 km) and medium-distance (250-500) full truckloads within Europe. We can mobilize
significant transport capacity in a very short timeframe. For long-distance transports and less than full truckloads Katoen Natie relies on trusted subcontractors.

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Freight Forwarding

Katoen Natie is a well-known sea freight and airfreight solution provider and delivers highly flexible services through partnerships with leading carriers. We guarantee transport capacities and easily adapt to growing trade volumes – a key benefit when it comes to managing global supply chains.

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