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.
Smart Delta Resources launches project to substantially reduce CO2 emissions in Scheldt-Delta region.
A cross-border consortium of companies under the umbrella name Smart Delta Resources is taking the first step towards drastically reducing CO2 emissions in the North Sea Port area (Ghent, Terneuzen, Vlissingen).
Verbrugge Terminals starts new scheduled service between Sweden and North Sea Port
The new weekly service between Sweden and Terneuzen will dock at Verbrugge Terminals in Terneuzen every Saturday. The ro-ro ships transport paper, trailers, containers and project cargo. A boost for North Sea Port in these coronavirus times.
First Ørsted turbines on their way to Borssele 1&2 wind farm off Zeelandic coast
The Danish company Ørsted, operating from Vlissingen in North Sea Port, is taking the first turbines to the Borssele 1&2 wind farm in the North Sea. They will be installed in the week of 13 April.
North Sea Port sees decline in cargo transhipment in first quarter
At 16.7 million tonnes, North Sea Port recorded 6.6% less maritime cargo transhipment in the first quarter of 2020 than in the same period last year. The impact of the coronavirus was still limited in those first three months of the year.
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.