Katoen Natie

Katoen Naie is an international logistics service provider and port operator. The company is present in 36 countries in five continents and employs about 15.000 people worldwide. In 2009 the company had 154 logistics platforms. Its headquarters are located in AntwerpBelgium.


The company is organized in 7 main business units, each focusing on a specific branch:

  • petrochemicals
  • specialty chemicals
  • consumer goods
  • industry
  • general cargo & commodities
  • port operations
  • processing & projects
  • art


Katoen Natie offers integrated logistics solutions, including warehousing and storage, packing and (re)packaging, transport and distribution, value-added services, cleaning and repair, projects & process engineering and port operations. Each business unit has its own set of services:


Katoen Natie offers a global logistic service for the petrochemicals industry. The supply scope includes product related activities such as homogenizing, drying, sieving, deodorizing, grinding, dedusting… of plastics.

Specialty chemicals

Provides the link between producers and end-users of specialty chemicals and high-tech plastics.

Consumer Goods

Manages the logistics and distribution of fast-moving goods such as textiles, DIY, sporting goods, consumer electronics, preserved food, etc.


The Industry business group offers supply chain solutions to customers in the automotive world, such as vehicle manufacturers, first and second tier suppliers and suppliers to the aftermarket. This business unit also offers solutions to manufacturers and distributors of industrial products, such as machinery, tools and semi-finished products .

General Cargo & Commodities

This business unit provides logistics and engineering services. From transport and reception of general cargo and commodities to the conditioning, repackaging and distribution towards the final customer, plus everything in between.

Port operations

Offers stevedoring and terminal services for containers, general cargorolling stock and forest products. It also provides container depots, maintenance & repair and warehousing services, in ports in Europe and South America.

Processing & Projects

This business unit is active in designing and building industrial processing lines and logistics terminals. Services offered range from process technologies, product handling, dosing, mixing, storage characteristics, process controls,… to total project management of green-field terminal/facility build: permit requests, civil and mechanical construction, utility analyses and tie-ins to local networks.


Katoen Natie
Van Aerdtstraat 33 B-2060 Antwerpen
+32 3 221 68 11