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.
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Companies and government demand large-scale green 1 GW hydrogen plant in Delta region
Companies, including North Sea Port and local authorities, want the Delta region to have a 1 GW green hydrogen plant by 2030. The parties will endorse this with a statement on 25 November.
Friday 1 November 2019
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.
Tuesday 29 October 2019
Inland shipping vessels in Terneuzen lock have to notify North Sea Port before entering Canal
From 1 November 2019, inland shipping vessels that wish to sail up the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal via the lock in Terneuzen are required to submit notification to North Sea Port. This will both simplify services and increase security. Rijkswaterstaat was previously responsible for this task.
Thursday 17 October 2019
Liner services online
North Sea Port as a multimodal deep-sea port provides a large number of liner services to ports in Europe or elsewhere. These liner services can now be accessed online.
Thursday 10 October 2019
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.
Friday 4 October 2019
Twelve new rail destinations for more efficient North Sea Port connections to the European hinterland
North Sea Port and Lineas are joining forces to increase efficiency with 12 new rail connections to the European hinterland. This is a significant expansion of the volume of rail transport from the port.
North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
After postponing Brexit again until January 31st , it is still unclear what the consequences will be. North Sea Port is keeping a close eye on developments in order to anticipate how the situation will evolve and refer businesses to the proper channels.