Volvo Cars opens new battery factory at the Ghent manufacturing site in North Sea Port
Volvo Cars officially unveiled an all-new battery factory at its Belgian manufacturing site in Ghent on Thursday 5th of March. The first fully electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge P8, is to be built there later this year.
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).
VoltH2 and Virya Energy sign cooperation agreement for development of green hydrogen plant in North Sea Port
VoltH2 Terneuzen and Virya Energy are preparing the construction of a green hydrogen plant in North Sea Port. They recently signed a cooperation agreement to that end in Terneuzen.
North Sea Port on course to make up losses in first quarter 2021
In the first quarter of 2021 North Sea Port’s sea freight transhipment amounted to 16.6 million tonnes, the same volume as in the first quarter of 2020. In this way the port is gradually making up the loss caused by the corona crisis.
European environmental certificate highlights North Sea Port’s ambition
On Wednesday 26 May, North Sea Port was presented with the PERS certificate by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO). This means North Sea Port joins a select club of ports entitled to carry the label for sustainable environmental management.