A single report to sail anywhere on the Western Scheldt and in Flanders
North Sea Port, Flemish Waterways plc, Port of Antwerp, Port of Oostende, Port of Zeebrugge, the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services, and the Joint Nautical Management are all joining forces in introducing SWINg in 2021.
Growth of North Sea Port in 2019 also visible in financial results for 2019
In 2019, North Sea Port set a new record for seaborne cargo transhipment of 71.5 million tonnes. This growth and, above all, the issue of more land are reflected in the turnover and results of the merged port.
Coronavirus update: Cargo transhipment in North Sea Port falls by more than 11% in first half of year
North Sea Port recorded 32.4 million tonnes of seaborne cargo transhipment in the first half of 2020, a decrease of 11.5%. As expected, the coronavirus crisis only really made itself felt in the second quarter. The transhipment of bulk goods was particularly affected.
ArcelorMittal issues invitation to tender for heat network in North Sea Port
ArcelorMittal Belgium, in conjunction with the Province of East Flanders, the East Flanders Provincial Development Agency (POM), the Sint-Jan-Baptist Psychiatric Centre Zelzate and Zelzate municipality, is looking for a partner for the development of a residential and commercial heat network.
North Sea Port and Port of Antwerp support digitisation of inland navigation with Flemish subsidies
The Flemish government, North Sea Port and Port of Antwerp want to encourage push barge operators to invest in push barge trackers. They are doing so by reimbursing part of the cost.
Dutch Seaports win International Award for Sustainability
The Dutch seaports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, North Sea Port, Moerdijk, and Groningen have jointly won the ‘World Ports Sustainability Award’. They received the award for a joint project aimed at the application of OECD guidelines for seaports.
€10 million in European support for international research project into tele-operated logistics and transport
Under the name ‘5G Blueprint’, an international research project is investigating how tele-operation can be used to make transport and logistics more efficient – including across borders. North Sea Port is one of the partners.
Heylen Warehouses and North Sea Port off to a flying start with their biggest project in Belgium despite lockdown
Herentals-based logistics real estate developer and investor Heylen Warehouses has commenced construction on its largest project in Belgium to date: Ghent Logistic Campus. This will see the company off to a flying start when the coronavirus measures are relaxed.
Coronavirus update: North Sea Port sees cargo transhipment fall by a quarter in May
North Sea Port has quantified the impact of the coronavirus in the month of May: 23% less cargo transhipment and 33% fewer vessels. As expected, the effects of the coronavirus crisis are being seen over a full month for the first time.
New tests into degassing barges in North Sea Port successful
Testing of vapour processing installations began in Vlissingen, North Sea Port on Thursday 28 May. The aim is to enable inland tankers to process residual vapours safely and in a controlled manner with a newly developed installation. The initial tests were successful.
North Sea Port pushing for further innovations with PortXL
North Sea Port is pushing for further innovations and joins PortXL, according to CEO Jan Lagasse at the Port Congress in Terneuzen on Wednesday 2 October. North Sea Port is now part of the network of starting, fast-growing, innovative companies.
North Sea Port on course for new annual record
Over the first 9 months of this year, the North Sea Port companies recorded a volume of 54 million tonnes sea freight transhipment, almost 2% more than in the same period last year. If this growth continues for the remaining three months, the merged port may well end this year at a new record high.
Automatic Identification System (AIS) compulsory for inland barges in entire North Sea Port area
From November 1, 2019, inland vessels must use the Automatic Identification System (AIS) in Terneuzen. From now on AIS is compulsory in the entire port area. This makes it easier for North Sea Port to follow all vessel movements from Flushing to Ghent, which will promote safety in the port area.