Seagoing vessels can reach the port of Ghent from the North Sea after a short voyage on the Scheldt and the seacanal from Terneuzen to Ghent.
This canal that is free of currents and 18 nautical miles long is accessible to post-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. The straight and wide canal guarantees a smooth and fast access to the port area.
There are 5 docks in the port area (Grootdok, Sifferdok, Mercatordok, Rodenhuizedok and the new Kluizendok), representing a total quay length of 27 kilometres, and 4 ro/ro jetties.
Port information system
Arrivals are handled very easily by means of the ENIGMA port information system through which pilots, tug boats and other services can be ordered on line.
All services concerning bunkering and the supply of drinking-water, taxis for seafarers, waste collection and others are available.