North Sea Port - Port of Vlissingen, Terneuzen and Ghent

North Sea Port, Together, Smarter 

North Sea Port is one of Europe’s premier ports located on the Dutch-Belgian border at the mouth of the River Scheldt. Its three sub areas of Vlissingen, Terneuzen and Ghent cover some 9100 ha. In 2023, the port reported 65.9 million tonnes of goods transshipped by sea-going vessel and 61.5 million tonnes by inland vessel. In addition, North Sea Port generated € 12.7 billion in added value, making it Europe’s number three port in this field. 

As one of Europe’s largest industrial clusters, North Sea Port stands on the forefront of the energy transition, and the circular and biobased economy. For years, the port has been the preferred partner to some of the world’s leading companies in the field of biofuels and gases. With more investments on the way, already 1.3 million tonnes of biofuels are annually produced in North Sea Port.

Together with its partners the port is currently rolling out the largest hydrogen network in the Benelux. This network is expected to be operational in 2026 and will be integrated in the Dutch and Belgian national grids by 2030. This will make North Sea Port the ideal operating base for large-scale hydrogen import, bunkering and transfer to the European hinterland.