PORT OF GHENT

The safe nautical approach from the North Sea via the tide and

current-free Ghent-Terneuzen canal guarantees easy access.

To and from the port for sea-going vessels of up to 80,000 tons carrying capacity and a maximum draught of 12.50 m. With its outstanding geographic position in North-West Europe the port of Ghent has developed into a major distribution platform for various sorts of goods. It lies close to the crossing of Europe’s three most important motorways: the E17 (Scandinavia-Portugal), the E34 (French Channel ports – Ruhr area) and the E40 (UK-Turkey). Each quay is connected to Europe's close-knit rail network via a marshalling yard, whilst the port itself is linked via different waterways to the main European inland waterways. The port of Ghent belongs to one of the leading industrial zones in Western Europe. Companies in the steel, chemicals and petrochemicals, car building, agribulk, papermaking and other sectors use the port to import raw materials and export their finished products.  
© Stella Maris Gent 2018
We opted for a descriptive, geographical name – a name that describes the region in a clear and straightforward manner. But also a name that expresses ambition and growth. With the name “North Sea Port”, we are claiming the entire North Sea region. We are placing ourselves in the heart of Europe.

PORT OF GHENT

The safe nautical

approach from the North

Sea via the tide and current-free

Ghent-Terneuzen canal guarantees

easy access.

To and from the port for sea-going vessels of up to 80,000 tons carrying capacity and a maximum draught of 12.50 m. With its outstanding geographic position in North-West Europe the port of Ghent has developed into a major distribution platform for various sorts of goods. It lies close to the crossing of Europe’s three most important motorways: the E17 (Scandinavia-Portugal), the E34 (French Channel ports – Ruhr area) and the E40 (UK- Turkey). Each quay is connected to Europe's close-knit rail network via a marshalling yard, whilst the port itself is linked via different waterways to the main European inland waterways. The port of Ghent belongs to one of the leading industrial zones in Western Europe. Companies in the steel, chemicals and petrochemicals, car building, agribulk, papermaking and other sectors use the port to import raw materials and export their finished products.  
© Stella Maris Gent 2017
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