The merger of Zeeland Seaports and Ghent Port has created a new leading European port, which has ambitions to attract significant investment to fill almost 1,000 hectares of available land
A new leading port has emerged in Northern Europe, with strong ambitions to substantially expand into the midstream sector as it attracts investors to the region.
North Sea Port, the result of a merger between Zeeland Seaports and Ghent Port, is positioned among the top 10 European sea ports- ranked third for added value and ten for cargo transhipment. By 2022 it wants to be a leading brand in the international port sphere and increase its maritime traffic to 70 million tonnes and its inland traffic to 60 million tonnes.
Since its creation, the port has already achieved some impressive achievements. Its first quarter 2018 financials were by far the best the two ports combined have achieved, with a registered seaborne cargo traffic of 18 million tonnes – an increase of 14%.
This increase is main...