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.
Corona - Also North Sea Port’s port community supports the social service sector: give a honk and hang a white cloth out on Wednesday, 1 April at 12 o’clock
North Sea Port calls on the port community to express its support for the health care providers in their battle against the Coronavirus. On Wednesday, 1 April at 12 o’clock horns will honk in and around the port area.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: actions and measures in North Sea Port - port still operational, impact on cargo transhipment, positive initiatives, cruises and Port House
North Sea Port is still fully operational in these coronavirus times. Thanks to various additional actions and measures, activities are continuing in a safe manner. The impact is being felt by individual businesses.
CORONA UPDATE: actions and measures in North Sea Port in relation to border work, ceased activities, cycling and seamen’s institutes
North Sea Port is still entirely operational, and a number of actions and measures mean that this is happening safely. Please find below an update concerning the measures taken for border work and activities in North Sea Port.
UPDATE - Coronavirus: actions and measures in North Sea Port to keep the port operational and combat coronavirus – 20 March 2020
North Sea Port is still fully operational. Various actions and measures are being taken to safely assure this.
Corona video message: CEO Daan Schalck heartens everyone at North Sea Port
Together. Smarter. That is North Sea Port’s baseline. More than ever, this motto applies in these times of the coronavirus.
North Sea Port measures to fight the spread of the Coronavirus
Both the Belgian and Dutch governments have announced measures that are necessary to fight the further spread of the Coronavirus. North Sea Port follows these measures. At the same time, North Sea Port wants to keep the port operational wherever this is possible and safe.
Volvo Cars opens new battery factory at the Ghent manufacturing site in North Sea Port
Volvo Cars officially unveiled an all-new battery factory at its Belgian manufacturing site in Ghent on Thursday 5th of March. The first fully electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge P8, is to be built there later this year.
Possible EU subsidy for international CO2 storage cooperation
The European Union is prepared in principle to provide a subsidy for a project to store CO2 from industry in Antwerp, Ghent, Zeeland and Rotterdam beneath the North Sea.
Multi-million-euro project transforms CO2 into green raw material in North Sea Port
GHENT – Ten private- and public-sector partners will at 12 pm on Wednesday 21 October mark the launch of the North-C-Methanol project. Together they will reduce annually the CO2 emissions by 140,000 tons.
Cargill expands biodiesel production in North Sea Port with ground-breaking project
North Sea Port attracts more green investment. Cargill is pumping more than 125 million euros into the construction of a new factory at its Ghent site. It will use innovative technology to produce biodiesel from waste and residues. This represents a first in Europe.
Ørsted and Yara production of green ammonia to contribute to North Sea Port energy transition
Two North Sea Port major players are joining forces to develop a new renewable energy project. Ørsted and Yara want to produce green ammonia based on renewable hydrogen. Their project will lead to an annual reduction in CO2 emissions of 100,000 tons.