Maritime & Logistics

Cleveland-Europe Express Liner Service



The Cleveland-Europe Express is the only direct, scheduled vessel service that moves containerized and non-containerized cargo between the Great Lakes and Europe, through the Port of Antwerp. Our vessel partner, The Spliethoff Group, has immediate connections from the Port of Antwerp to Russia, Finland, Spain, UK and the Baltic States. During the winter closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway, cargoes are taken via a port on the East Coast. The Cleveland-Europe Express offers at least 50% savings on inland transport for specialized or oversized cargo, with transport times averaging 14-16 days vs. 25 days from East Coast ports, and Thru Bills of Lading to and from Russia, Finland, Baltic States, Poland, UK and Spain.


The Spliethoff Group

The Spliethoff Group is the largest ship owner in the Netherlands with a fleet of over 100 multipurpose vessels. The Dutch ice-classed ships that can sail through the seaway operate a direct scheduled service between Cleveland and Antwerp with a sailing time of 13 days.

Learn more about Spliethoff >


Contacts for service

Stephen Glowacki
Spliethoff Vessel
Operations Coordinator
Mike Chambers
Spliethoff Account
Rate requests &
cargo bookings:

Cleveland@spliethoff.comTruck Dispatch:  216-650-7466


Sailing Schedule



Additional Information from Recent Presentations

2014.02.06 Cleveland Europe Express Presentation – Betty Sutton

2014.02.06 Cleveland Europe Express Kick Off Presentation

2014.02.06 Cleveland Europe Express Service Overview

2014.02.06 Spliethoff Presentation

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