North Sea Port is pursuing long-term development as a food port. North Sea Port is already ‘Europe's top orange juice port’: around half of all juice for the European market passes through our port. One major asset is found in Vlissingen, where a significant number of overseas connections offer potential for expansion. Many opportunities still await on the Flemish side as well.

Safe IMPORT of food from outside the EU 

North Sea Port aims to continue its growth as a food port. The port possesses the facilities needed to comply with mandatory inspections when importing veterinary products from outside the European Union. On the Dutch side of the port, these inspections take place in a Border Inspection Point (BIP) and on the Belgian side, a new Grenscontrolepost (border inspection point in Dutch: GCP) is scheduled to become operational in early 2020. 


Examples of food products that pass through the port include vegetables, fruit, orange juice, fish, grains, sugar, palm oil, molasses, yeast, chocolate, animal feed, fish oil and meat.