Coronavirus update: North Sea Port sees cargo transhipment fall by a quarter in May
North Sea Port has quantified the impact of the coronavirus in the month of May: 23% less cargo transhipment and 33% fewer vessels. As expected, the effects of the coronavirus crisis are being seen over a full month for the first time.
New tests into degassing barges in North Sea Port successful
Testing of vapour processing installations began in Vlissingen, North Sea Port on Thursday 28 May. The aim is to enable inland tankers to process residual vapours safely and in a controlled manner with a newly developed installation. The initial tests were successful.
Smart Delta Resources launches project to substantially reduce CO2 emissions in Scheldt-Delta region.
A cross-border consortium of companies under the umbrella name Smart Delta Resources is taking the first step towards drastically reducing CO2 emissions in the North Sea Port area (Ghent, Terneuzen, Vlissingen).
Verbrugge Terminals starts new scheduled service between Sweden and North Sea Port
The new weekly service between Sweden and Terneuzen will dock at Verbrugge Terminals in Terneuzen every Saturday. The ro-ro ships transport paper, trailers, containers and project cargo. A boost for North Sea Port in these coronavirus times.
First Ørsted turbines on their way to Borssele 1&2 wind farm off Zeelandic coast
The Danish company Ørsted, operating from Vlissingen in North Sea Port, is taking the first turbines to the Borssele 1&2 wind farm in the North Sea. They will be installed in the week of 13 April.
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.
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.