Key figures

Added value

  • €13.49 billion
  • number 3 on the list of European ports

Employment

  • 98.372 jobs (43.941 direct and 54.431 indirect jobs)
  • approximately 525 companies

Goods traffic

  • 70,3 million tonnes of cargo carried by 9,371 seagoing ships
  • 58 million tonnes of cargo carried by 40,000 inland waterway vessels
  • number 10 on the list of European ports

Draught

  • Vlissingen 17 metres
  • Terneuzen and Ghent 12.5 metres

Ghent-Terneuzen Canal

  • non-tidal
  • 18 nautical miles long and 13.5 metres deep
  • accessible to ships up to 92,000 DWT (deadweight tons) with a maximum length of 265 metres, a width of 37 metres and a draught of 12.5 metres.

New Terneuzen Lock

  • in the course of 2022, a large new lock will be added to the lock complex
  • 427 metres long, 55 metres wide and 16 metres deep
  • suitable for large seagoing vessels up to 366 metres long, 49 metres wide and 15 metres deep

Available land

  • approximately 1000 hectares

Port area

North Sea Port is a 60 kilometres long cross-border port area, stretching from Vlissingen in the Netherlands to Ghent in Belgium.

  • 9,100 hectares (or nearly 18,000 football pitches)
  • 33 docks
  • 56 km of quay walls, 134 km of roads, 361 km of railway track.