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  • Ghent Port Company celebrates 20th edition of International Seminar

    Every year, students of the Brazilian university of Vila Velha in Espírito Santo pay a visit to the port of Ghent and to port-related companies. The organization of this ‘International Seminar’ – already in its 20th edition– is taken care of by Ghent Port Company. Also other countries can participate in this seminar. For instance, this year also Poland is represented.

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  • New quay wall at Moervaart in Ghent port

    Ghent Port Company is building a new quay wall at the Moervaart canal in port of Ghent. The adjacent businesses will be able to make use of this new port infrastructure in the course of 2015 in view of a safe and smooth loading and unloading of vessels. The Port Company will invest 8.7 million euros here.

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  • New Buda bridge sails from Ghent port to Courtrai

    On Thursday, August 7, 2014 the new Buda bridge is leaving Ghent port for Courtrai. The bridge was manufactured by the metal construction company Aelterman at the Kluizendok. The spectacular transport will be carried out entirely by waterway. Aelterman regularly handles extraordinary cargoes in port of Ghent.

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  • Ghent port welcomes sea cruise ship 'Seabourn Quest' for the first time

    On Thursday, August 7, 2014 the sea cruise ship ‘Seabourn Quest’ visited the port of Ghent for the first time. Ghent is mostly called at by inland cruise vessels – with 300 items 2014 is even a record year – but every now and then, the port also receives the larger passenger vessels. The ‘Seabourn Quest’ arrived around 9 a.m. at the Rigakaai. Ghent Port Company welcomed the captain and his passengers.

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  • Number of jobs in port of Ghent increasing

    Employment at port of Ghent is once again rising after two years: the port now provides almost 60,000 jobs. This is an increase of 2,773 over two years. The Port Company is pleased to see that employment is on the rise once again since the 2009 crisis, as indicated by the figures from the National Bank of Belgium for 2012.

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  • Port of Ghent sees seaborne cargo traffic grow again

    Ghent port cargo traffic in second quarter of 2014

    For the second quarter of 2014, Ghent port registered a total cargo traffic of 12.4 million tonnes. This brings Ghent on a similar level as in the same period of last year. The seaborne cargo traffic experienced the best quarter in almost 2 years.

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  • Belgian Eco Energy announces new power station in port of Ghent

    On Thursday, July 3, 2014, Belgian Eco Energy announced the construction of a new biomass power station in port of Ghent: ‘Bee Power Gent’.

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