Collaboration with stakeholders

North Sea Port supports sustainable research, projects and initiatives. We join forces with industrial partners the cities and municipalities, the government and universities - in short: with all our stakeholders.

Sustainability Ambition 2030 

Together with companies and environmental organisations, North Sea Port has prepared ambitious sustainability objectives. We translate national and international themes into concrete regional actions in order to really make a difference. We have named the set of these six objectives the Sustainability Ambition 2030. We focus on the economy (employment), air quality, optimum hinterland connections, space for nature, circular and bio-based economy and energy savings. 

These objectives were initially defined on the Dutch side, but on the Flemish side we are also fully committed to achieving the ambitions. 

Smart Delta Resources 

A mix of at least fifteen Dutch and Flemish companies are collaborating in the ‘Smart Delta Resources’ initiative to allow the use of fossil fuels to evolve into the use of sustainable energy sources and reduced CO2 emissions. 

More information can be found on the website of Smart Delta Resources. 

Ghent Cleantech Cluster Region 

The City of Gent, North Sea Port, Ghent University, the Province of East Flanders, the East Flanders Provincial Development Company and i-Cleantech Vlaanderen are collaborating in an innovative and sustainable concept: the Ghent Cleantech Cluster Region. 

Our plans? Ensuring that the region of Ghent excels as an active cleantech ecosystem by 2030. We are using a cross-sectoral approach to make a difference in the field of energy, materials, water and mobility. The Ghent Cleantech Cluster Region aims to proactively improve sustainability. 

 "Cleantech" are products, services and processes that use natural resources economically and minimise their environmental impact based on innovative concepts and technologies. 

Carbon Capture and Utilisation 

A number of key industrial players in the region of Ghent will be investigating, together with Ghent University, how they can reduce CO2 emissions in the cross-border North Sea Port area. 

The plan is to capture the emissions and convert them into new useful products like fuel. The City of Ghent, North Sea Port and the Province of East Flanders are actively involved in the study.