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A family-owned company based in Antwerp, Van Hulle is a global specialist in maritime supplies and services. With over 50 years of experience, they are a reliable one-stop partner for ship- and project supplies, worldwide victualling management, spare parts logistics and a wide range of maritime supporting services.

Ship & Offshore Supplies

Global Maritime Catering

Spare Parts War​​​​​​​ehousing & Logistics

Containe​​​​​​​r maintenance, Sales & Rental

Ship & Offshore Supplies

Delivering what you need, 
where you need it, when you need it

From basic consumables to the most complex requirements, Van Hulle covers virtually every imaginable item needed on board. The greatest benefit of the one-stop shop? It saves time. Customers find everything they want or need. From fresh provisions to highly technical equipment and everything in between. With thousands of items readily available in our 15.000 m² warehouses, Van Hulle is all organised to allow for a speedy delivery of:

  • Food provisions
  • Bonded stores
  • Technical stores
  • Cabin supplies
  • Deck and engine stores
  • Electrical equipment
  • Medical supplies
  • Marine paints and chemicals
  • Safety and personal protective equipment
  • Nautical charts and publications
  • Mooring ropes
  • Complete First Outfit supplies

Being distributors for numerous leading manufacturers enables Van Hulle to provide top-quality products at very competitive prices.

A skilled and dedicated team is at your disposal to quote for any requirement you may have.

Just say the word

Customers receive exactly what they want, where and when they want it. By road, sea or air. Anywhere in the world. 

Van Hulle’s in-house customs department takes care of all customs requirements and administrative headaches.

Global Maritime Catering

A simple recipe for quality meals, 
stock management and galley performance

A healthy, motivated and energetic crew is a well-fed crew. Enjoyable and nutritious meals fuel happy and efficient ships. Ensuring a reliable global supply of high-quality provisions on board is quite a challenge. As is managing stocks, controlling victualling cost, monitoring consumption and enhancing catering performance.

Over the past decades, Van Hulle has developed a cost effective victualling system in which we coordinate all provisions supplies worldwide at a fixed rate per crewmember per day. Today, Van Hulle serves more than 10000 meals each day to crews on various types of ocean going vessels trading worldwide, with a permanent focus on quality and efficiency. In European ports, supplies come from our own warehouses, with our own fleet of temperature-controlled trucks. For supplies outside Europe, our global network of selected suppliers guarantees an impeccable execution of 
all requirements.

Besides coordinating all supplies, Van Hulle assists the Master and Chief Cook in organizing and optimizing the galley performance with regard to practical cookery, recipes, menu planning, health, stock management, food safety & hygiene. Our catering staff regularly visits the vessels to assess the galley operations, to receive feed-back on supplies and actively participate in improving the catering. Our instructors are at your disposal for onshore- and onboard galley trainings.

The catering manual provides lots of useful information, posters, guidelines for the handling & storage of food, fresh produce seasonality charts, global price comparison chart, recipes, as well as a HACCP self-assessment tools and checklists in compliance with the MLC 2006-3.2 legislation. The Master has 1 single contact for all provisions requirements worldwide. He sends his orders and Van Hulle takes care of all the rest.

We closely monitor all aspects of the victualling of your vessels and provide detailed reports on consumption patterns, galley performance, stocks and food safety management.

Spare Parts Warehousing & Logistics

Van Hulle takes care of the entire logistic follow-up of your spare parts, handling the full range of activities required to consolidate the consignments from all your suppliers and organise worldwide forwarding and a timely onboard delivery.

You can rely on us for a watertight follow-up and distribution of your goods, including:

  • Handle and receive your spare parts
  • Accurately label them
  • Packing & re-pack whenever necessary
  • Provide barcode track & trace
  • Reporting all movements
  • Perform inventories
  • Store your parts for the short or long term
  • Strip and stuff containers & ensure seaworthy securing
  • Take care of fumigation, dangerous goods formalities, certificates of origin, etc…
  • Worldwide forwarding by road-, sea- or airfreight perform all administrative services & customs formalities

Container maintenance, Sales & Rental

The best way to keep your fleet of containers in tiptop shape is to have a pro-active policy regarding repair and refurbishing. In our repair facilities, our welders bring your containers back into shipping condition as quickly as possible. Both new and second hand containers are available for sale, lease or rent.

Contact Information

Van Hulle Shipsuppliers N.V. - ANTWERP - Headquarters

Address: Bredastra​​​​​​​​​​​​​​at 139, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium
Call us: +32 3 231 89 50
Fax us: +32 3 233 00 40
E-mail us:

Van Hulle Shipsuppliers N.V. - ZEEBRUGGE - Branch Office

Address: Boomkorstraat 2, 8380 Zeebrugge, Belgium
Call us: +32 50 377 502
Fax us: +32 50 377 502
E-mail us:

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