First fully electric Volvo rolls down the production line in North Sea Port
Volvo Cars has started production of its all-electric car at its North Sea Port plant. It marks an important milestone in Volvo Car’s ambition to reduce the CO2 footprint per car by 40% by 2025.
North Sea Port throwing their weight to support a hydrogen exchange
To carry out a study into the practical set-up of a hydrogen exchange for free trade of hydrogen. This is the aim of a partnership of Gasunie, North Sea Port and the ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Groningen.
North Sea Port impressed as construction of Terneuzen lock Nieuwe Sluis takes another step forward
The construction of the new, larger lock in Terneuzen is progressing steadily. This is great news to North Sea Port as the New Lock is of vital importance for the future of the entire canal area from Terneuzen to Ghent.
Free energy scan for inland vessels
As of today inland vessels can be registered as a candidate for a free energy scan. With these energy scans North Sea Port, Port of Antwerp and the Flemish public authorities (De Vlaamse Waterweg and Departement Mobility and Public Works) want to stimulate the use of shore power.
Alco Bio Fuel, Messer Benelux and IJsfabriek Strombeek once again investing millions of euros in recycling CO2 in North Sea Port
Biorefinery Alco Bio Fuel (ABF), industrial gas supplier Messer Benelux and IJsfabriek Strombeek will continue their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in Belgium. Together they are investing 10 million euros in a second carbon dioxide recovery unit, located at Alco Bio Fuel in North Sea Port (Ghent).
Goods traffic between North Sea Port and hinterland by inland waterways continues to increase
The transport of cargo to the hinterland by inland waterways has again risen year-on-year in North Sea Port. With an increase of 4%, this form of transport now accounts for a full 58%. This is the result of the second study conducted by the port among companies throughout the cross-border port area.
Giant DFDS ship makes peak call at North Sea Port
The 'Humbria Seaways' called at North Sea Port, Thursday 10 September. It was the first time that the newest ship in the DFDS fleet had visited the port. The giant ship came to help out in dealing with the high volumes of cargo that arrive for transhipment at the terminal at Mercatordok in Ghent.
VoltH2 signs cooperation agreement with North Sea Port for the development of a green hydrogen plant.
VoltH2 is preparing to build a green hydrogen plant in North Sea Port. To this end, it has signed a cooperation agreement for its construction in Vlissingen.
North Sea Port adapts management
The management of the cross-border port North Sea Port SE (the holding) modifies on 1 September 2020. The management structure will be simplified, the port’s decisiveness will expand and the number of managers increases from two to four.
North Sea Port feels impact of coronavirus, Brexit and oil crisis in annual figures
In 2020, the companies in North Sea Port reported 63.5 million tons of cargo transhipment from maritime shipping (-11.2%). The coronavirus crisis, Brexit and the oil crisis clearly made themselves felt. The transhipment of containers continued to grow. 2020 was a record in terms of land allocation.
Volvo Car Gent capacity for electric cars triples. New model in production
Volvo Car is to triple its production capacity for electric cars in the Ghent plant in the coming years. The North Sea Port facility is also preparing production of a second fully electric model this year.
A single report to sail across Flanders and the Western Scheldt
From 2021, skippers and inland shipping companies will only have to submit a single digital report containing their route, cargo and ship's data for voyages on waterways in Flanders and on the Western Scheldt.