Volvo Cars commit to electrification at North Sea Port plant
Car manufacturer Volvo Cars is strengthening its electric ambitions. There is to be pioneering role for the Ghent factory in North Sea Port assembling the first fully electric models. North Sea Port is also an important hub in the logistics of new Volvo cars.
Container giant MSC to open new depot in North Sea Port
MSC strengthens its presence within North Sea Port. The group will open a new container depot at Vlaeynatie in Terneuzen. The world player in container transport aims at inland shipping and rail. Inland carrying trade and rail are key activities of North Sea Port.
North Sea Port extends rail corridor to the Baltic
The European Commission will extend the rail freight corridor between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal Zone. The Commission responded to the request from North Sea Port. It strenghtens the role of North Sea Port as a European top port and its ambitions as a rail port.
DFDS to increase capacity on route North Sea Port - Gothenburg
DFDS changed its fleet on the ro-ro service between North Sea Port and Gothenburg through the deployment of a considerably larger vessel. The 'Humbria Seaways' has replaced the 'Begonia Seaways' since 20 February . This creates additional capacity, which is welcome to transport the increasing volume
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.
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.
Danser Group grows towards 200,000 TEU via inland navigation in North Sea Port
Danser Group experiences an enormous growth of its container volumes in the port area of North Sea Port. This year, Danser Group will have transported 200,000 TEU by inland vessels through the port.
All-weather terminal at ArcelorMittal in North Sea Port will keep 25,000 trucks off the road
The very first covered loading quay ‘All-Weather Terminal’ in North Sea Port has been taken into operation. The new terminal in Ghent will be used primarily for the storage and shipment of ArcelorMittal Belgium’s finished steel rolls.
ENGIE and Equinor investigate the possibility of producing low carbon hydrogen from natural gas in North Sea Port
The energy companies Engie and Equinor want to develop the production of low carbon hydrogen from natural gas with their H2BE project in Belgium. They are launching a feasibility study into the technical and economic suitability of a location in Ghent in North Sea Port.
North Sea Port aiming for full recovery in 2022
With nearly 69 million tons of seaborne cargo transhipped in 2021, North Sea Port grew 9% compared to the Covid year of 2020. Indeed, transhipment via inland navigation experienced a full recovery to nearly 60 million tons.
Volvo Car Gent extends electric drive in North Sea Port
The automotive cluster within North Sea Port is driving resolutely towards the future. Volvo Car Gent assembled more than 183,000 cars last year. One in six was an all-electric XC40 Recharge or C40 Recharge. In 2022 the car plant will continue to focus on electrification & climate-neutral production