North Sea Port sees transhipment rise by 10% in first six months of the year
In the first quarter of 2022, the companies in North Sea Port recorded 37.5 million tons of seaborne freight transhipment. That is 3.5 million tons more than in the same period in 2021, an increase of 10.3%.
Watch Onze Haven (Our Port): Seamen's Houses are a home away from home for seafarers
Saturday, June 25 is International Day of the Seafarer. At North Sea Port, too, it's a day to honour the seafarers. Specifically, this takes place at the Seamen's Houses, of which there is one in every location of the greater port area.
Cargill opens new waste-based biodiesel plant at North Sea Port
On Wednesday 15 June, Cargill opened its first state-of-the-art biodiesel plant that converts waste oils and fats into renewable fuel at its Ghent facility in North Sea Port. The biodiesel is destined for shipping and freight, helping reduce their carbon footprint.
Belgium's first subsidy-free wind farm inaugurated at ArcelorMittal in North Sea Port
On Tuesday 14 June, Belgium's first subsidy-free wind farm was inaugurated at steel producer ArcelorMittal in Ghent. The effect will be to further reduce CO2 emissions in the North Sea Port area.
Lineas and North Sea Port shift another 15,000 containers from road to rail between Belgium and Italy
Belgian operator Lineas is launching a new intermodal rail link for freight between North Sea Port and Piadena in Italy. The daily intermodal train will run from the Interface Terminal at Kluizendok in Ghent in North Sea Port to the Pesanti terminal at Piadena in Italy.
Stora Enso looking into production of recycled packaging cardboard in its factory in North Sea Port
The Finnish-Swedish paper and cardboard company Stora Enso is conducting a study into the conversion of its Ghent plant at North Sea Port. The proposed investment amounts to €400 million.
Volvo Trucks Ghent starts production of battery packs for electric HGVs in North Sea Port
Volvo Trucks is entering a new era after the summer, when the manufacturer will start producing battery packs for electric HGVs at its assembly plant in Ghent. This will create 50 jobs and further anchor an important industrial activity within North Sea Port.
Gasunie and Fluxys join forces to link Dutch and Belgian hydrogen networks in North Sea Port
Within about four years, hydrogen will be flowing between the two countries through a pipeline in the cross-border North Sea Port area. Gasunie, Fluxys and the port are joining forces to connect the Dutch and Belgian hydrogen networks in the port area.
Construction of new quay at Quarleshaven in Vlissingen underway
On Thursday 5 May, the first spade went into the ground for the new 800-metre-long quay at Quarleshaven in East Vlissingen. With this €40 million investment, North Sea Port is improving access to the Sloe area.
North Sea Port's European environmental certification renewed
On Wednesday 1 March, North Sea Port was once again awarded the environmental certificate of the European ports association ESPO. North Sea Port remains committed to sustainable port infrastructure, reduced emissions and nature development.
New rail link between Belgium and France: Lineas, DFDS and North Sea Port shift 8,000 containers and trailers from road to rail
The Belgian company Lineas and shipping and logistics firm DFDS are joining forces to transport containers and trailers from Ghent in North Sea Port by rail to Lyon – and vice versa. This will create an intermodal connection between Sweden, Belgium and France.