Key figures

Added value

  • €13 billion
  • number 3 on the list of European ports

Employment

  • 96,750 jobs (43,300 direct and 53,450 indirect jobs)
  • approximately 525 companies
  • number 10 on the list of European ports

Goods traffic

  • 62.3 million tonnes of cargo carried by 8,700 seagoing ships
  • 55.1 million tonnes of cargo carried by 36,500 inland waterway vessels

Draught

  • Vlissingen 16.5 metres
  • Terneuzen and Ghent 12.5 metres

Ghent-Terneuzen Canal

  • non-tidal
  • 18 nautical miles long and 13.5 metres deep
  • accessible to ships up to 92,000 DWT (deadweight tons) with a maximum length of 265 metres, a width of 37 metres and a draught of 12.5 metres.

New Terneuzen Lock

  • in the course of 2022, a large new lock will be added to the lock complex
  • 427 metres long, 55 metres wide and 16 metres deep
  • suitable for large seagoing vessels up to 366 metres long, 49 metres wide and 15 metres deep

Available land

  • 1000 hectares

Port area

  • 9,300 hectares (or nearly 20,000 football pitches)
  • 19 docks
  • 39 km of quay walls, 130 km of roads, 212 km of railway track.