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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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  • Honda saves 20% on energy by installing new LED lamps

    Honda Motor Europe Logistics NV is saving a lot of energy in its warehouses in Ghent port by replacing old lamps by LEDs. Consequently, the company is able to reduce its energy consumption by 20%, so Ghent Port Company was informed.

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  • Port of Ghent wins award for ‘best dry bulk port’

    On Monday night, November 17 the IBJ Awards declared Ghent port to be the ‘best dry bulk port’. This way, the companies in the port see their efforts rewarded. The winners were announced in Rotterdam and the awards are an initiative of the renowned ‘International Bulk Journal’ (IBJ).

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