Cargo traffic at North Sea Port increases in Q1 2022 as well
The sea freight cargo traffic at North Sea Port increased by more than 6% during Q1 2022. The consequences of the pandemic are being steadily rolled back. The EU sanctions against Russia are also not yet being reflected in cargo traffic. Trade with Ukraine is also still being maintained.
North Sea Port goes all in for hydrogen: from biggest hydrogen hub in Benelux to European hydrogen hub
North Sea Port and industry face the massive challenge of making the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable fuels and raw materials. Hydrogen has a very important role to play in this regard. As the biggest hydrogen hub in the Benelux, the port is growing into a European player.
Infrabel invests heavily in rail development in North Sea Port
Belgian rail operator Infrabel and the federal government are to invest an additional €33.5 million in the Ghent part of North Sea Port in the coming years. A substantial number of new tracks and modifications will provide faster access to the terminals and better access to the European hinterland.
Major companies and NGOs call for greater cooperation between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany: "Only by working across borders will we make green industry happen"
In an open letter, companies including North Sea Port, Bellona Europa, the Port of Rotterdam, Gasunie, Smart Delta Resources, ArcelorMittal, BASF Antwerp and Fluxys are calling on the Dutch, Belgian and German governments to work together more closely on making heavy industry climate-friendly.
North Sea Port to build new quay at Quarleshaven in Vlissingen
North Sea Port is building a new 800-metre-long quay at Quarleshaven in East Vlissingen. This will enable the firm Bulk Terminal Zeeland to expand its operations. Shipyard Reimerswaal’s quay will also be extended as a result.
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
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.
New strategic plan takes North Sea Port’s development as a European port step further: shareholders unanimously approve
Armed with eight strategic programmes, the port authority is seeking to continue North Sea Port’s development as a European port. It has received the unanimous support of its eight shareholders for its 'Connect 2025' strategic plan.
North Sea Port and Port of Gothenburg establishes Green Corridor to reduce emissions
The services between the Port of Gothenburg and North Sea Port (Ghent) have been a key route for Swedish and Belgian industry and food supplies. The route will become a green corridor, as the port authorities have come together, aiming toward using alternative fuels for seagoing vessels by 2025.
JuiSea Shipping launches liner service for orange juice from North Sea Port to United Kingdom
From now on, JuiSea Shipping will operate a regular shipping service from Ghent in North Sea Port for the export of orange juice to the United Kingdom. North Sea Port thus manages to strengthen its position as a foodport.
North Sea Port sees cargo traffic go up by over 9% during first nine months
During the first nine months of this year, the North Sea Port companies recorded transhipment of goods by sea of nearly 57 million tonnes. This is a 9.3% increase. Transhipment of dry bulk, general cargo, ro-ro and liquid bulk all improved significantly.