North Sea Port vessels may now schedule lock passages in Terneuzen some months in advance
Regular North Sea Port vessels may now schedule their lockages in the Terneuzen lock some months in advance. This is the result of successful trials with four regular liner services in collaboration with the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat and the Flemish and Dutch pilotage services.
Construction of Borssele 1+2 wind farm off Zeelandic coast begins
The Danish company Ørsted has begun the construction of the Borssele 1+2 wind farm. The first foundations of this wind farm off the Zeelandic coast have been completed.
Companies propel North Sea Port to another record year with more than 71 million tonnes of goods transhipped
North Sea Port has posted a record year for the third year in a row. The firms based in the port transhipped 71.4 million tonnes of seaborne cargo, an increase of 1.5%. The growth is mainly due to dry bulk and containers.
Increases in port charges at North Sea Port below inflation once again in 2020
Ships docking in North Sea Port must pay a fee to do so. For 2020, there will be a limited increase in these port charges: for the second year in a row, the rise will be around 25% lower than expected inflation (end 2019).
New border inspection post for meat and animal feed in North Sea Port: inspection of container shipments from outside the EU possible in Ghent
From April 2020, Belgian customs and the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FAVV) will also be able to inspect animal products such as meat and certain animal feeds from outside the European Union in Ghent.
Transhipment company OVET expands terminal in North Sea Port
The transhipment company OVET is expanding its terminal at Kaloothaven in North Sea Port in Vlissingen by 3 hectares. In doing so, it is meeting the growing need for land to accommodate new cargo flows.
New and largest DFDS ro-ro ship 'Hollandia Seaways' sails between Gothenburg and Ghent in North Sea Port
DFDS is now also using the new ro-ro ship 'Hollandia Seaways' on the line between Ghent and Gothenburg in Sweden. On Thursday 5 December, DFDS's largest ship was officially inaugurated at the Mercatordok Multimodal Terminal in Ghent, North Sea Port.
Over half of all goods traffic between North Sea Port and hinterland travels by inland waterway shipping
North Sea Port can see that 54% of goods are transported to the hinterland by means of inland waterway shipping. This is the outcome of a study conducted by the port among companies throughout the port area.
Companies and government demand large-scale green 1 GW hydrogen plant in Delta region
Companies, including North Sea Port and local authorities, want the Delta region to have a 1 GW green hydrogen plant by 2030. The parties will endorse this with a statement on 25 November.
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.