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North Sea Port is one of Europe’s main facilities located in the north-west of Europe - between Belgium and the Netherlands.
Six years ago, a merger resulted in a single entity being formed - Zeeland Sea Ports (Vlissingen and Terneuzen) in the Netherlands and the Flemish/Belgian Port of Ghent.
Therefore, North Sea Port became the new name of the 60-kilometre-long cross-border Dutch-Flemish facility.
With 65.9 million tons of cargo transshipment from maritime shipping and 61.5 million tons from inland shipping last year, companies operating out of the port experienced a challenging year since the merger in 2018.
Daan Schalck, CEO North Sea Port, said: “After a bumper 2022, the impact of wars, the energy crisis and higher commodity prices has been leaving its mark for the past year. In the aftermath of Brexit and the pandemic, cargo throughput bounced back unexpectedly strongly. Unfortunately, this has not been the case with the current crisis, at least so far.”
Its three port areas of Vlissingen (on the North Sea coast), Terneuzen and Ghent (30 km inland) cover an area of 9,100 ha.

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