North Sea Port feels reduced impact of Covid-19 crisis month by month
Over the first nine months of this year, the companies in North Sea Port recorded seaborne cargo transhipment of 47.1 million tonnes. This is 12.8% less than in the same period in 2019. The impact caused by the Covid-19 crisis on the transhipment of cargo has lessened as the months have gone by.
Large-scale potential for green hydrogen in the Scheldt-Delta region
The SDR partners Dow, Yara, Zeeland Refinery, PZEM, ENGIE, ArcelorMittal, Ørsted and North Sea Port have investigated the potential of large-scale production and use of green hydrogen in the Scheldt-Delta region. The conclusion: the region is extremely suitable.
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.
First fully electric Volvo rolls down the production line in North Sea Port
Volvo Cars has started production of its all-electric car at its North Sea Port plant. It marks an important milestone in Volvo Car’s ambition to reduce the CO2 footprint per car by 40% by 2025.
North Sea Port throwing their weight to support a hydrogen exchange
To carry out a study into the practical set-up of a hydrogen exchange for free trade of hydrogen. This is the aim of a partnership of Gasunie, North Sea Port and the ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Groningen.
North Sea Port impressed as construction of Terneuzen lock Nieuwe Sluis takes another step forward
The construction of the new, larger lock in Terneuzen is progressing steadily. This is great news to North Sea Port as the New Lock is of vital importance for the future of the entire canal area from Terneuzen to Ghent.
Free energy scan for inland vessels
As of today inland vessels can be registered as a candidate for a free energy scan. With these energy scans North Sea Port, Port of Antwerp and the Flemish public authorities (De Vlaamse Waterweg and Departement Mobility and Public Works) want to stimulate the use of shore power.
Alco Bio Fuel, Messer Benelux and IJsfabriek Strombeek once again investing millions of euros in recycling CO2 in North Sea Port
Biorefinery Alco Bio Fuel (ABF), industrial gas supplier Messer Benelux and IJsfabriek Strombeek will continue their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in Belgium. Together they are investing 10 million euros in a second carbon dioxide recovery unit, located at Alco Bio Fuel in North Sea Port (Ghent).
Goods traffic between North Sea Port and hinterland by inland waterways continues to increase
The transport of cargo to the hinterland by inland waterways has again risen year-on-year in North Sea Port. With an increase of 4%, this form of transport now accounts for a full 58%. This is the result of the second study conducted by the port among companies throughout the cross-border port area.
Gadot Belgium and DFDS to move containers by water in North Sea Port from now on
Within North Sea Port, more and more containers are shifting from road to water. Gadot Belgium will in future also be relying on inland navigation for the transport of its containers from Ghent to Antwerp. To this end, the chemical company is working closely with its neighbour DFDS.
Gasunie and North Sea Port join forces for Zeeland hydrogen network
Gasunie and North Sea Port have signed an agreement to develop a regional transport network for hydrogen in Zeeland.
ArcelorMittal signs letter of intent with Belgian and Flemish governments: €1.1 billion investment in carbon-neutral technologies at Ghent plant in North Sea Port
ArcelorMittal Belgium will reduce CO2 emissions by 3.9 million tons per year by 2030. To this end, it is building a direct reduced iron (DRI) plant with a capacity of 2.5 million tons and two electric furnaces at its site in Ghent.