North Sea Port sees transhipment rise by 10% in first six months of the year
In the first quarter of 2022, the companies in North Sea Port recorded 37.5 million tons of seaborne freight transhipment. That is 3.5 million tons more than in the same period in 2021, an increase of 10.3%.
Watch Onze Haven (Our Port): Seamen's Houses are a home away from home for seafarers
Saturday, June 25 is International Day of the Seafarer. At North Sea Port, too, it's a day to honour the seafarers. Specifically, this takes place at the Seamen's Houses, of which there is one in every location of the greater port area.
Cargill opens new waste-based biodiesel plant at North Sea Port
On Wednesday 15 June, Cargill opened its first state-of-the-art biodiesel plant that converts waste oils and fats into renewable fuel at its Ghent facility in North Sea Port. The biodiesel is destined for shipping and freight, helping reduce their carbon footprint.
Belgium's first subsidy-free wind farm inaugurated at ArcelorMittal in North Sea Port
On Tuesday 14 June, Belgium's first subsidy-free wind farm was inaugurated at steel producer ArcelorMittal in Ghent. The effect will be to further reduce CO2 emissions in the North Sea Port area.
Lineas and North Sea Port shift another 15,000 containers from road to rail between Belgium and Italy
Belgian operator Lineas is launching a new intermodal rail link for freight between North Sea Port and Piadena in Italy. The daily intermodal train will run from the Interface Terminal at Kluizendok in Ghent in North Sea Port to the Pesanti terminal at Piadena in Italy.
Stora Enso looking into production of recycled packaging cardboard in its factory in North Sea Port
The Finnish-Swedish paper and cardboard company Stora Enso is conducting a study into the conversion of its Ghent plant at North Sea Port. The proposed investment amounts to €400 million.
Construction of parts for worlds first energy island: North Sea Port supports energy transition in Belgium
Construction of the Belgian energy island will start early next year. North Sea Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne has approved the relevant environmental permit. The concrete foundations will be build in Vlissingen.
DSV further expands its health cluster in North Sea Port with new sustainable warehouse
DSV is starting the construction of a new 110,000 m² warehouse at Ghent's Kluizendok. The highlights: 350 additional jobs, a sustainable warehouse, just about the most attractive workplace in the Ghent logistics sector, perfect temperature control and automated solutions.
North Sea Port wins European ESPO Award for nature restoration
North Sea Port has won the annual award presented by the European sea ports association ESPO. North Sea Port was recognised for constructing buffer zones in the Canal Zone and nature restoration in the Moervaart Valley. By these means, the port is enhancing quality of life for local residents.