Largest construction vessel in the world calls at North Sea Port
North Sea Port received a visit from an exceptional ship on Monday 17 August. The 'Pioneering Spirit', the largest construction and installation vessel in the world, called at the port in Vlissingen. The arrival was a real spectacle that attracted a lot of spectators.
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.
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.