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North Sea Port is a West European port that extends for more than 60 kilometers, 9.100 hectares, and across two countries: Belgium and the Netherlands. The cross-border port known as North Sea Port was founded on 1 January 2018 and is the result of a merger between the Dutch Zeeland Seaports (Vlissingen and Terneuzen) and the Flemish/Belgian port of Ghent. Because of its location at the North Sea, the port is directly accessible by sea-going vessels, benefitting global trade.

Freepoint Eco-Systems enters agreement with North Sea Port

Gent, Belgium (Ports Europe) Juni 3, 2024 – Freepoint Eco-Systems Belgium NV and North Sea Port announced a long-term concession agreement for the...

500 kg of cocaine seized in the Dutch port of Vlissingen

Vlissingen, The Netherlands (Ports Europe) May 25, 2024 – Customs officials at the Netherlands’ port of Vlissingen seized almost 500 kg of cocaine on...

Third drug seizure in a month in Belgium’s North Sea Port

Ghent, Belgium (Ports Europe) April 18, 2024 – Drugs were again found in Belgium’s North Sea Port Ghent during the inspection of a coal ship on April 13....

North Sea Port sees decline in cargo throughput in Q1 24

Ghent, Belgium (Ports Europe) April 18, 2024 – Seaborne cargo transhipment at North Sea Port was down -3.2% in the first quarter of this year compared to...

Association of Four Sea Ports is created in Europe

Riga, Latvia (Ports Europe) April 12, 2024 – The Port of Riga has become one of the founders of the Association of Four Sea Ports by signing a joint...

North Sea Port sees cargo traffic down -11% in 2023

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 16, 2024 – North Sea Port handled considerably fewer goods by sea last year than in the peak year of 2022. Total...

North Sea Port invests in Port of Antwerp-Bruges’ Pipelink

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) December 18, 2023 – North Sea Port is to become a minority shareholder in Pipelink, currently a wholly owned subsidiary...

North Sea Port, Yara Sluiskil pioneer cross-border CO2 capture

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) November 22, 2023 – North Sea Port and Yara Sluiskil have a pioneering role in a new cross-border CO2 capture project....

North Sea Port wins ESPO 2023 award

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) November 10, 2023 – North Sea Port won the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award 2023 in recognition of its role...

North Sea Port see cargo down -11.6% in Jan-Sept 2023

Ghent, Belgium (PortSEurope) October 26, 2023 – North Sea Port saw cargo down -11.6% in January-September 2023, registering 49.6 million tons. The...

Shortlisted for ESPO Award 2023: Cartagena, Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes, North Sea Port and Vigo

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) September 21, 2023 – The projects of the Port of Cartagena, Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes, North Sea Port, and Port of Vigo have...

Freight transport by barge between North Sea Port and hinterland increases to 60%

In North Sea Port, the transportation of goods to the hinterland by inland waterway continues to increase. Over five years, it rose from 54% to an impressive...

North Sea Port sees cargo transhipment in the first half of 2023, down -11%

Ghent, Belgium (PortSEurope) July 24, 2023 – North Sea Port recorded 33.4 million tons sea cargo transhipment in the first half of 2023, down -11% (-4.2...

ESPO 2023 award – Nature restoration projects in ports benefitting the local community

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) July 13, 2023 – The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) received 10 submissions for the 15th edition of the ESPO Award....

North Sea Port and Flemish ports recognized as European Hydrogen Valley status

Published on July 13, 2023 North Sea Port, Port of Antwerp-Bruges and Port of Ostend have been recognised as a ‘Hydrogen Valley’ at the European level....

EU grant to fund railway development in North Sea Port

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) July 3, 2023 – The European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) will provide a €3.4 million grant to North...

North Sea Port rail link takes containers and trailers off the roads

Ghent, Belgium (PortSEurope) March 22, 2023 – A new service whereby trains run from Ghent port to Lyon in France three times a week. It will...

Fluxys, North Sea Port, ArcelorMittal receive EU funding for Ghent Carbon Hub

On 8 December 2022, the European Commission announced a grant to Fluxys Belgium, North Sea Port and ArcelorMittal Belgium of 9.6 million euros for research on...

North Sea Port receives grain vessel from Ukraine

Ghent, Belgium (Ports Europe) September 13, 2022 – On September 6, 2022, North Sea Port received in Ghent a grain vessel from Ukraine. The vessel moored...

Companies start feasibility study for Ghent Carbon Hub project

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) August 19, 2022 – The companies Fluxys, ArcelorMittal Belgium and North Sea Port have started a feasibility study for the...

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