Where is North Sea Port located?
North Sea Port is a West European port that extends for more than 60 kilometers, 9.100 hectares, and across two countries: Belgium and the Netherlands. Because of its location at the North Sea, the port is directly accessible by sea-going vessels, benefitting global trade.
Its central location in Europe makes North Sea Port a logistics hub through which goods flow smoothly to all corners of Europe and even China. North Sea Port is also part of the Rhine-Alps, North Sea-Mediterranean, and North Sea-Baltic transport corridors, which ensure that goods can be delivered quickly and efficiently by rail, road, and/or inland shipping to their final destination.
Its location, multimodality, and diversification in goods make North Sea Port an important European port: the third most important in terms of added value and ninth in terms of freight traffic.
Top European port
among European seaports
measured in volume of goods
in the Hamburg - Le Havre range
measured in volume of goods
for added value
in the amount of 12.5 billion euros
Sustainable economic activity
North Sea Port strives for sustainable economic activity. By doing so, we contribute to the prosperity of the region and generate value for our community and shareholders. And by actively working with our stakeholders to serve their interests, we create opportunities for growth. Our personal approach enables the further development of all parties involved with the port.
12.5 billion eurosof added value
Strategic plan: Connect 2025
As a top European port, North Sea Port operates globally with as 10 largest trade partners: Russia, Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Spain and Finland.
Figures of 2021:
tons (a 11.2% decrease)
transhipment of goods by sea-going vessel
tons (a 6.3% decrease)
transhipment of goods by inland vessel
New strategic plan takes North Sea Port’s development as a European port step further: shareholders unanimously approveArmed with eight strategic programmes, the port authority is seeking to continue North Sea Port’s development as a European port. It has received the unanimous support of its eight shareholders for its 'Connect 2025' strategic plan.
North Sea Port makes up for pandemic losses step by step in the first nine monthsOver the first nine months of this year, the companies in North Sea Port recorded 51.3 million tons of seaborne cargo transhipment. That is 9% more than in the same period in 2020.
North Sea Port feels impact of coronavirus, Brexit and oil crisis in annual figuresIn 2020, the companies in North Sea Port reported 63.5 million tons of cargo transhipment from maritime shipping (-11.2%). The coronavirus crisis, Brexit and the oil crisis clearly made themselves felt. The transhipment of containers continued to grow. 2020 was a record in terms of land allocation.