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  • Ghent Port Company invests in new quays at steel giant ArcelorMittal

    Ghent Port Company is building a new scrap and slag quay at ArcelorMittal Gent. The first ship will already be able to moor there at the end of 2016. This 9.2 million euros investment by Ghent Port Company in cooperation with ArcelorMittal Gent is evidence of mutual trust in a long and sustainable future. Moreover, it contributes to a more sustainable transport by water and a reduction of the CO2 emissions.

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  • Port of Ghent again stands its ground in 2014 thanks to dry bulk and ro/ro

    Ghent port’s seaborne traffic in 2014 remained on the same level as the year before. Now as well, it is the classic sectors yielding a lot of added value and jobs that relatively stand their ground or are improving. Moreover, Ghent sees its position as a bulk port reconfirmed and it is still the biggest dry bulk port of the country. The principal trading partners remain Sweden, Russia and Brazil. Because of its scrap flows, Turkey is an emerging trading partner. In 2014, Ghent port registered a total waterborne cargo traffic of 47.7 million tonnes, which is 1% less than in 2013 due to a decreased inland navigation.

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  • Ghent Port Company keeps rates the same for 2015

    Ghent Port Company will not be implementing a general rate increase for 2015. Rates for 2015 will remain at the same level as those for 2014 for both the mooring of vessels and the use of a range of port services.

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