North Sea Port Wins the ESPO Award 2023

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On 7 November, North Sea Port (Ghent, Terneuzen, Vlissingen) won the ESPO Award 2023 in recognition of its role in restoring nature in and around the port area to the benefit of the citizens and local community.

The ESPO Award was handed out by Magda Kopczynska, Director General of DG MOVE in the European Commission, during a specially festive edition which also marked the 30th anniversary of ESPO. The dinner and ceremony took place at the Art and History Museum in the Cinquantenaire in Brussels, and gathered more than 180 guests.

DSV plans to build new warehouses in North Sea Port

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DSV already has a logistics centre in the Flemish part of North Sea Port for the storage and distribution of goods for, among others, the health sector and the chemical industry.

On a site of 18 hectares, 100,000 m2 of sheds will be built for the storage and distribution of goods for various customers, good for 250 extra jobs. This new investment will be realized at the Kluizendok (Ghent). From here, the goods can be transported to and from the European hinterland by road transport, by seagoing vessels, inland waterway vessels or by rail.

With the new building, DSV wants to improve and expand the possibilities of its Ghent health cluster, including in the field of activities with added value (Value Added Logistics) and process automation. The building will contain temperature-controlled storage areas in ambient temperature, 2-8°C, -20°C, -40°C and -80°C, with the division into standard sized compartments allowing flexibility in use. The extra capacity will also enable DSV to enable further growth in other target groups. DSV strives to realize the most sustainable DSV warehouse in the Benelux in terms of design, construction, layout and use. In addition, DSV will invest more in multimodality through a high-quality sustainability program, whereby DSV foresees a significant increase in the use of containers via the port.

North Sea Port and Port of Gothenburg: five-year partnership

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North Sea Port and the Port of Gothenburg have signed an agreement to work closely together. Setting up a network of medium-sized European ports and working on energy management in the ports are central to this.

The ports have things in common: the Volvo Car factories that are located in both ports, and the daily roro ships from DFDS, sailing between Gothenburg and Ghent.

The ports want

  • to strengthen their commercial interests and support the flow of goods between the two ports
  • to share knowledge in the field of energy management in the port. This concerns the introduction of renewable energy sources, environmental management and sustainable port management. To this end, research into further digitization will be carried out. In this context, the ports will exchange employees in the future.
  • to check whether they can jointly submit projects for European financing in the fields of sustainability, energy transition, digitization, and the European transport network.

The agreement was signed during a visit by North Sea Port to the Port of Gothenburg on Wednesday 20 April.

EU Transport Commissioner Violetta Bulc Visits North Sea Port

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On 16 September North Sea Port received the visit of EU Transport commissioner Violetta Bulc. North Sea Port is the company managing three merged ports: Ghent, Terneuzen and Vlissingen.

In Terneuzen, the EU commissioner visited the building site of the New Lock. She was able to see the enlargement of the maritime access to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. Europe is supporting this project with a contribution of EUR 48m.

In 2022, the first ship will be sailing through the New Lock.

Ghent is an important base for DFDS.

Long Term Commitment From DFDS To Port Of Ghent

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DFDS has signed a long-term sub-concession agreement and partnership with the Port of Ghent’s Mercatordock concessionaire, the Belgian group Sea-Invest. In this way, DFDS ensures it will continue operating and managing its own terminal. The Mercatordock is where DFDS handles the Ghent – Gothenburg/Brevik RoRo route, together with container barge connections to deep sea ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.

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