Port of Ghent, large enough to cope, small enough to care
Ghent is a congestion-free logistics and industrial seaport, home to global leaders in dry and liquid bulk, automotive and distribution. Typical commodities are agro, fertilizers, biomass (bio energy industry), steel, coal, ores, construction, forest products, chemical and petroleum products (jet fuel, diesel, gasoline) with 300 companies representing 62.000 direct and indirect jobs.
Traffic volume: 51 million tonnes of cargo by water in 2016; nautical access: Panamax type vessels of 92,000 DWT; quay length: 28 km.
Ghent port offers a choice of well-equipped terminals and warehousing facilities for all commodities in dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk and containers and has excellent hinterland connections by water, rail and road.
It is the strategic distribution and logistics hub for Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany by inland waterways, road, rail and pipeline. By short sea shipping for Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Baltic, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco.
Ghent port has 660 hectares of industrial greenfield sites readily available for logistics, distribution, warehousing, bio based economy and industrial developments near the new Kluizendok (5 km of quays).
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