North Sea Port to act as linchpin in pioneering study of cross-border cooperation
Flanders and the Netherlands intend to conduct a study within North Sea Port, aimed at the potential improvement of their cross-border cooperation. To that end, on Wednesday 8 May, Minister-President of Flanders Geert Bourgeois and Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops launched an innovative project.
Citrosuco ship arrives in North Sea Port
On Monday 6 May, North Sea Port welcomed the vessel Citrus Vita Brasil belonging to Ghent-based fruit juice company Citrosuco.
Temporary channel eases passage through North Sea Port during construction of new Terneuzen lock
The temporary channel was officially opened on the morning of Monday 6 May, at which time the name was unveiled. The ‘Captain Rooibos channel’ is intended to conduct shipping traffic to and from the main channel between Ghent and Terneuzen.
Companies stay on course with quarterly transhipment report in North Sea Port
In the first quarter of 2019 North Sea Port handled 17.8 million tons of maritime cargo transhipment, almost the same volume as the previous year. This means that the port remains on the same course.
North Sea Port pushing for further innovations with PortXL
North Sea Port is pushing for further innovations and joins PortXL, according to CEO Jan Lagasse at the Port Congress in Terneuzen on Wednesday 2 October. North Sea Port is now part of the network of starting, fast-growing, innovative companies.
North Sea Port on course for new annual record
Over the first 9 months of this year, the North Sea Port companies recorded a volume of 54 million tonnes sea freight transhipment, almost 2% more than in the same period last year. If this growth continues for the remaining three months, the merged port may well end this year at a new record high.
Automatic Identification System (AIS) compulsory for inland barges in entire North Sea Port area
From November 1, 2019, inland vessels must use the Automatic Identification System (AIS) in Terneuzen. From now on AIS is compulsory in the entire port area. This makes it easier for North Sea Port to follow all vessel movements from Flushing to Ghent, which will promote safety in the port area.