Our history

We’ve known the twistlocks since 1974

Just like the port of Antwerp, where ILS has its head office, our company boasts an interesting and rich history. Over 40 years ago, British traders set up shop at ‘t Eilandje (literally: “the Islet”), a characteristic harbor neighborhood in the North of Antwerp.

“We take pride in getting it all over to you ahead of time”

And just as the port of Antwerp has evolved over the centuries into a leading world port and a major cargo hub, ILS has grown from a tiny warehouse selling all kinds of goods, into a world player specialized in cargo securing technology.

In 2017, we can honestly say we are a world-class supplier of lashing materials, ensuring plain sailing for container, multipurpose and roro-ships hitting the waters. Our motto? Keeping your cargo safe and secure by providing quality products at the best price. Our experienced team of professionals is there to advise shipowners, shipyards and design companies alike. We will make sure your ship is on course in no time.

Mission statement

Everything you need to run a tight ship

As a professional in the marine and offshore industry, we know you’re not just going to hit any port in a storm. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got decades of experience in the design and manufacturing of lashing products. Our warehouse is stocked to the brim with the best products on the market. Literally everything you need to run a tight ship. And at ILS, we take pride in getting it all over to you ahead of time.

Why to choose ILS as your partner?

Large stock

All under one roof

Imagine everything you may need to secure cargo onto a ship. All kinds of cargo, for that matter. Hard to imagine? Not for us. We’ve got it all under one roof. Our warehouse holds a very large stock of all lashing-related products. That is, if they meet our high quality standards. Whether you need twistlocks, chains, levers, D-rings, lashing bars, etc.: we’ve got you covered.


Fast delivery

Quick and efficient

Our commitment to a fast delivery will keep you on course. Over the years, ILS has developed an extensive network of agents and stockists in all major ports and shipbuilding nations around the world. Our network ensures the best service, no matter your location. Whether you require spare parts, a few additions to your equipment, you can count on us for a quick and efficient service.


Best price

The best products at the best price

In an industry where safety and security are non-negotiable, we refuse to compromise on quality. Period. Our products are certified by a host of classification societies, such as Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyd Register, Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas, and so on. However, the highest quality doesn’t have to come at the highest price. At ILS, we aim to provide the best products at the best price. How’s that for smooth sailing?