Friday 8 December 2017 represents a new milestone in the rich port history of the Low Countries. That day marks the official launch of the company formed by the merger between Ghent Port Company (Flanders) and Zeeland Seaports (the Netherlands). Appropriately, it will be known as: North Sea Port.
Eight publicly-owned shareholders agreed to this cross-border merger. On behalf of Zeeland Seaports in the Netherlands, incorporating the ports of Vlissingen and Terneuzen, they are the province of Zeeland and the municipalities of Borsele, Terneuzen and Vlissingen. On behalf of the port of Ghent, they are the city of Ghent, the municipalities of Evergem and Zelzate and the province of East Flanders.