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 moved via East Coast ports.
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 an average sailing time of 13 days.