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  • Inland cruise season has started in Ghent port

    This year, port of Ghent is expecting 228 inland shipping cruises. It promises to become quite busy again in the coming months at the Rigakaai, where often even several cruise vessels lie alongside one another at the same time. The first cruise ship will moor there on Tuesday, March 24.

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  • The Master of Science in Maritime Science makes a new start

    After the ending of the cooperation with the University of Antwerp and after the extinguishing academic year 2014-2015, the inter-university training master of science in maritime science will start again in the academic year 2015-2016,. This time, it will be in cooperation with the ‘Vrije Universiteit Brussel’ (Free University of Brussels) and based on a slightly modified (and entirely English-language) programme.

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  • Ghent Bio-Economy Valley and Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation sign collaboration agreement in support of biobased economy

    Ghent Bio-Economy Valley (GBEV) and Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) signed a collaboration agreement in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) today, in support of companies and research institutes in the bio-economy business in Belgium and Malaysia. The main goal is to facilitate collaboration and the development of commercial applications in both countries. Ghent port has a many years’ tradition in biofuels. A large number of companies that produce and store biofuels are located in Ghent, making it one of the leaders in the area of biofuels in Europe and the world.

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  • Ghent Port Company elated about signing of treaty for New Lock Terneuzen

    Flemish minister Ben Weyts (Mobility and Public Works) and Dutch minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environmental Affairs) signed the ?Treaty between the Netherlands and Flanders for the construction of the New Lock Terneuzen? on Thursday, 5 February 2015. Ghent Port Company is extremely delighted about this historical moment. As a matter of fact, the New Lock Terneuzen will improve the access to the ports of Ghent and Terneuzen. Moreover, the new lock will provide a smoother passage of inland vessels between the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It is expected that the lock will be ready in 2021. The construction of the new lock is the biggest investment in port infrastructure ever for Ghent Port Company.

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