BASF Antwerp

BASF loading

Receive transport order

A few days before loading, you will receive the order via the agreed communication platform (E-mail / Elemica). There you can find all information including the references needed to check-in at the BASF site on the day of loading.

Day before loading

You have to book a timeslot via the Leogistics-platform before 3:30 PM the day before loading. In case of problems, you can contact our logistics department. Please note that without a valid timeslot, we cannot guarantee the loading of your order.

Leogistics slotbooking BASF Antwerp 2023

All necessary product data is included in the transport order. We expect our carrier to send the correct tank type for the product with compatible previous loading and/or cleaning. Please send your previous loading information via the Eclic platform. In exceptional cases you can use the previous cargo template below. We expect the driver to provide this filled out template upon registration at our gate.

For polyol and TDI there is a preload database available. See instructions below. 
Preload database PU 2023

Day of loading

Trucks will enter and leave our site via Gate 6 or Gate 15.

Gate 6: reserved for packed truck loadings and the delivery of raw materials to our site. Also outbound bulk trucks for our strategic partners will have to register at gate 6. There is a parking lot next to Gate 6 from where the driver can go directly to our check-in building (E970). The driver will receive the necessary paperwork and instructions for loading.

Gate 15: reserved for BASF bulk truck loadings. There is a parking lot in front of Gate 15 from where the driver can go directly to our check-in building (G1239). The driver will receive the necessary paperwork and instructions for loading.

After loading

Please give us feedback via Elemica Transport once the truck is delivered. In case the order is delayed, you need to contact our logistics department and enter an intermediate message in Elemica Transport.
Transport Guide Elemica


Guidelines to freight billing

Extra costs

If extra costs occur, please address them to the transport department (, using the standard template. Costs cannot be charged for Ex Works transports. Please make sure to add all necessary documentation (CMR, invoice, heating reports, e-mail with cost confirmation from our TM, etc.) to your cost declaration.


Follow the directions to BASF Antwerpen (cfr. directions to BASF Antwerpen). The site has multiple entry gates: gate 6, gate 7, gate 14 and gate 15.  Make sure you enter the gate mentioned on the transport order.

Gate 6 is the main gate for outbound packed trucks and inbound trucks.
Gate 7 is used for technical materials.  
Gate 14 is only for dedicated flows.
Gate 15 is for BASF outbound bulk trucks.

The procedure below is applicable for gate 6 and 15.

Arrival at BASF Antwerpen (gate 6 and 15)

Park your truck at the parking lot in front of gate 6 or gate 15 and go to the check-in building (E970/E1239) near the parking lot. Please note that this parking is only for short term use during check-in. Long term parking or leaving vehicles behind without driver’s supervision is strictly forbidden.

Image: truck parking lot near gate 6 for short term parking
Image: entrance to check-in building E970
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Image: View gate 15


All drivers for outbound shipments need to perform a self-service check-in via on of our terminals at our registration offices at Gate 6 or Gate 15.  Please find instructions below. 

In certain cases the driver will be asked to provide his mobile phone number during check-in (at Gate 15 only). This means that the loading station is relevant for call-off. In case of call-off, the driver will need to park at the call-off parking immediately after passing the weighbridge. Once the loading station is available, the driver will receive a text message on his cellphone to proceed towards the loading station.

BASF Instruction Self-Check-In PACKED
BASF Instruction Self-Check-In BULK


After check-in the driver will receive a physical check on their identity (ID card required), ADR license (if applicable) and PPE. These are safety shoes with antistatic soles (EN 345-S2 closed shoes without air holes, electro-statically conductive base, specifically for self-loading type S3) / closed clothing, long trousers and a coat or an overall / safety goggles with side-flaps & safety helmet. Depending on the properties of the chemical product, additional PPE can be prescribed.


During check-in there is a safety test integrated. In case the driver does not pass the safety test he/she has one second chance. Each driver needs to pass this safety test in order to be able to load at our site.

All safety information can be found in the safety video being shown at our registration office and in the safety instructions

Enter the loading site via gate 6 or 15

The driver can go to his truck and drive to gate 6 or 15 to enter the site. Bulk trucks proceed to the weighbridge (inbound + outbound) where the driver needs to scan the ‘laatvolgen’, this is the document he receives at check-in. This is not required for packed goods. The driver should leave the site via the same gate he entered.

Image: truck entrance gate 6
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Image: view gate 15


The drivers have to drive on the bridge (in front of the barrier) and get out of their truck. Then they have to scan the barcode at the top of pink or white document they received at the check-in. The driver needs to wait until he receives new documents from the printer. The barrier will open automatically. 

Weighbridge manual (EN)
Weighbridge manual (NL)
Weighbridge manual (DE)


Image: weighbridge gate 6

Weighbridge gate 15.JPG

Image: weighbridge gate 15


The driver needs to report him/herself at the loading/discharging station. The manhole lids should be closed before presenting the truck. Fall protection equipment is available near our gates. It is forbidden to close the manhole lids at our site without using fall protection.


After finishing loading/unloading, drivers who have to weigh their truck must go to the Weigh OUT- weighbridge. The same weighbridge procedure applies. A more extensive set of documents will be printed (CMR, …).


If the driver doesn’t need customs papers, he/she can go straight to the exit and leave the site. Drivers who need customs papers have to go back to the counter and ask for the papers there. It will be indicated on the paperwork if the driver needs to get customs documents. 

Leave the loading site

Hand in copy 1 of the CMR and the ‘Laatvolgen’, together with the map of the site at the exit. The driver is now ready to leave the BASF site. 

Nico Dhaenens
Expert Surface Distribution - BASF Antwerpen
Valerie Smid
Expert Surface Distribution BASF Antwerp