Possible EU subsidy for international CO2 storage cooperation
The European Union is prepared in principle to provide a subsidy for a project to store CO2 from industry in Antwerp, Ghent, Zeeland and Rotterdam beneath the North Sea.
North Sea Port vessels may now schedule lock passages in Terneuzen some months in advance
Regular North Sea Port vessels may now schedule their lockages in the Terneuzen lock some months in advance. This is the result of successful trials with four regular liner services in collaboration with the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat and the Flemish and Dutch pilotage services.
Construction of Borssele 1+2 wind farm off Zeelandic coast begins
The Danish company Ørsted has begun the construction of the Borssele 1+2 wind farm. The first foundations of this wind farm off the Zeelandic coast have been completed.
Companies propel North Sea Port to another record year with more than 71 million tonnes of goods transhipped
North Sea Port has posted a record year for the third year in a row. The firms based in the port transhipped 71.4 million tonnes of seaborne cargo, an increase of 1.5%. The growth is mainly due to dry bulk and containers.
Increases in port charges at North Sea Port below inflation once again in 2020
Ships docking in North Sea Port must pay a fee to do so. For 2020, there will be a limited increase in these port charges: for the second year in a row, the rise will be around 25% lower than expected inflation (end 2019).
New border inspection post for meat and animal feed in North Sea Port: inspection of container shipments from outside the EU possible in Ghent
From April 2020, Belgian customs and the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FAVV) will also be able to inspect animal products such as meat and certain animal feeds from outside the European Union in Ghent.
Transhipment company OVET expands terminal in North Sea Port
The transhipment company OVET is expanding its terminal at Kaloothaven in North Sea Port in Vlissingen by 3 hectares. In doing so, it is meeting the growing need for land to accommodate new cargo flows.
New and largest DFDS ro-ro ship 'Hollandia Seaways' sails between Gothenburg and Ghent in North Sea Port
DFDS is now also using the new ro-ro ship 'Hollandia Seaways' on the line between Ghent and Gothenburg in Sweden. On Thursday 5 December, DFDS's largest ship was officially inaugurated at the Mercatordok Multimodal Terminal in Ghent, North Sea Port.
Over half of all goods traffic between North Sea Port and hinterland travels by inland waterway shipping
North Sea Port can see that 54% of goods are transported to the hinterland by means of inland waterway shipping. This is the outcome of a study conducted by the port among companies throughout the port area.
Evolution Terminals to develop new liquid bulk storage Terminal and Jetty in North Sea Port
Evolution Terminals B.V. has signed a long lease agreement with North Sea Port for exclusive use of 143,132 m2 of prime industrial land in Vlissingen in North Sea Port for the construction and operation of a new liquid bulk storage terminal and jetty.
WDP builds multimodal mega-distribution centre in North Sea Port
The multimodal logistics park WDPort of Ghent in North Sea Port is to be expanded with the addition of a mega-distribution centre covering 150,000 m². The move underlines North Sea Port’s commitment to logistics activities and sustainable transport.
Volvo Cars, DFDS and Lineas deliver faster and more sustainable transport thanks to new train terminal in North Sea Port
From now on, cars from Volvo Cars in Ghent will get to their final destinations faster and more sustainably. At a new train terminal near Mercatordok in North Sea Port, cars are loaded onto and off ships and onto and off trains.