This company profile shows in a nutshell what Ghent Port Company and port of Ghent represent.
Ghent Port Company ampc
Ghent Port Company ampc manages the port of Ghent. As an autonomous municipal port company, it sees to it that the necessary and adequate infrastructure is present for a smooth handling of shipping and cargo traffic. It also makes sure that a favourable social and economic climate is created for the companies that are active in the port or wish to establish themselves there. Ghent Port Company counts about 160 staff members.
Port of Ghent
7.4 billion Euros of added value / integrated steel mill, largest one in Europe / Europe's largest bio port / prominent port for dry and liquid bulk / largest fruit juice terminal in Europe / waste becomes raw material / largest newsprint mill in the world / coal terminal, largest added value in Europe / forest products / scrap and recycling centre / largest grain storage capacity in Europe / assembly factories for cars and trucks / congestion-free roads / 100% multimodal.
Cargo traffic: 49.5 million tonnes of goods (seaborne cargo traffic: 26.3 million tonnes; inland navigation traffic: 23.2 million tonnes) transported on board of 19,277 vessels (3,125 seagoing vessels; 16,152 inland vessels) (2012).
Ghent-Terneuzen canal: no tides, 18 nautical miles long, accessible to Panamax vessels up to 92,000 DWT having a maximum length of 265 metres, a beam of 37 metres and a draught of 12.5 metres.
5 docks: Grootdok, Sifferdok, Mercatordok, Rodenhuizedok and the recent Kluizendok (660 hectares of industrial sites).
Port area: 4,700 hectares or almost 10,000 football pitches, 28 km of quay walls, 128 km of roads, 206 km of railway tracks.
Employment: 68,340 jobs (26,185 direct and 42,155 indirect jobs) in 300 companies (Source: National Bank 2010).
Added value: 7.4 billion Euros (Source: National Bank 2010).
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