About us

Since 1877 the name Gylstorff has been known in the port of Antwerp. Rumor has it that the Danish Sea Master O.C. Gylstorff sailed on a regular basis between Antwerp and Scandinavian ports. One day he decided to remain in Antwerp to reside here. He was right: Antwerp is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! However, he kept visiting his fellow Sea Masters and friends aboard the Scandinavian vessels that called the port of Antwerp.

One of those vessels was scheduled to leave Antwerp but the Captain had forgotten to buy something in the city. So he asked Gylstorff to go ashore, make the purchase and bring it on board. He did and with that the Shipchandling activity of the company had started, one of the first in Antwerp...

Nowadays we are also storing ships in:

  • Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Zeebrugge,...
  • The Netherlands: Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Sluiskil, Amsterdam, Ijmuiden,...
  • France: Le Havre, Dunkerque, Rouen,...
  • Other European ports on request...

Due to increasing demand and in order to provide  service directly to Ship Owners, we decided in 1977 to add a spare parts department. Here we focus on technical marine and industrial supplies. A large experience and supplier database was built up over the years to the benefit of all parties involved. Situated in the port of Antwerp and only 30 minutes from Brussels International Airport we can ship your parts anywhere in the world and meet tight delivery schedules. Click here to see our delivery program.