BASF Belgium
BASF Antwerp

BASF loading

Receive transport order

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


Day before loading

You have to book a timeslot via the Elemica-platform before 4:00 PM for BASF transport orders where timeslot booking is required. In case of problems, contact our logistics department. Please note that without a valid timeslot, we cannot guarantee the loading of your order.

Elemica Slot Planning Manual (EN)
Slot Planning BASANT Business Rules (EN)

All necessary product data is included in the transport order, so we expect the carrier to send the correct tank type for the product, with compatible previous loading or cleaning. BASF will check the previous loading.

Previous cargo template (NL, FR, DE)
Preload database (EN)


Day of loading

Trucks will mostly enter and leave our site via 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.


After loading

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

AXIT manual (EN)



Guidelines to freight billing (EN)


Extra costs

If extra costs occur, please address them to the transport department (, using the standard template below. After confirmation from the transport department, the costs can be invoiced.

Extra costs template (EN)

Follow the directions to BASF Antwerpen (cfr. directions to BASF Antwerpen). The site has multiple entry gates: gate 6, gate 7 and gate 14.  Make sure you enter the gate mentioned on the transport order. Gate 6 is the main gate for all inbound and outbound trucks. Gate 7 is used for technical materials and gate 14 for dedicated flows.

The procedure below is applicable for gate 6.


Arrival at BASF Antwerpen (gate 6)

Park your truck at the parking lot in front of gate 6 and go to the check-in building (E970) 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. Only transports related to activities on the site of BASF Antwerp (BASF, Styrolution, Eurochem, Solvin, Air Liquide, Solvay Chemie, Evides, Inovyn (Solvin) and Electrabel) are allowed.  

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


If you are a new driver without a fixed drivers’ number, a manual check-in will be performed at the check-in counter.

If you are a regular driver with a fixed driver’s number, you can check yourself in. To receive this ‘regular driver status’, you can ask for a driver number at the check- in desk.

Manual check-in   Self check-in

Please fill out the right check-in form (loading: small form / unloading: green A4 form).  The documents are available in 17 languages.  

> Check-in form (EN)
> Check-in reference (EN)

Please give the form to one of the staff members at the counter. Wait in the lobby until your name is called. All required documents for site entrance will be handed over, they need to be double checked and signed by the driver. 

In case of ADR transports, the ADR drivers’ certificate will be checked at the counter.

  Choose your language using the touchscreen (Dutch – French – German – English). Follow all the steps on the screen. The driver will have to fill in his driver’s number, transport & control number, truck/trailer number (license plate). If you’ve gone through all steps, wait until your documents are printed. Make sure you sign the document.
Image: manual check-in forms, available in 17 languages
Image: self check-in computers


Next, all drivers have to go to the security guard who will check their identity (ID card required) 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.



To guarantee the safety of the drivers and BASF loading personnel, there is a safety video and a safety test. This video must be watched on the screen in check-in building. Every day there is a random selection of drivers who have to perform the safety test. The test takes about 5 minutes.  The driver can take the test twice. If the driver does not succeed, he cannot enter the site that day.

All safety information can be found in the safety video and on the map that the driver receives when entering the site.

Safety video
Safety instructions

Enter the loading site

The driver can go to his truck and drive to gate 6 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.

Image: truck entrance gate 6


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


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 at two places near the weighbridges at gate 6. 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 second 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. 


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