For the 2010–2014 period, Ghent Port Company plans quite some investments in the port area. The port infrastructure will be further developed for a total amount of over 10 million Euros. Ghent Port Company finances these investments with its own means.
Broadly speaking, in the coming years the Port Company will further invest in the development and upgrading of the docks. Other future projects are the layout of industrial sites and road works. Moreover, the reception of visitors in the port will be improved. Here follows a survey.
Will be further completed by means of dredging works along the quays at the canal side (2011).
Will be extended by a quay for deep-lying vessels and a quay for inland navigation (2013-2014).
Kluizendok: trees in buffer zone
At the beginning of 2009 Ghent Port Company planted 80 durmasts along the cycle track at Rieme and at the Kluizendok. Meanwhile, these trees have died and they will be replaced in autumn of 2010.
Construction of waste water catchments for handling waste and rainwater in this zone (2010-2011).
Construction of waste water catchments for handling waste and rainwater in this zone.
The existing jetties for driving cars out of a vessel will be rebuilt into fully-fledged quay walls (2010–2011).
At the northern side the construction of a quay wall will be started (2014). Consequently, vessels will also be able to moor at that side of the dock.
Rieme-North industrial site
The part of this industrial site that is managed by Ghent Port Company will be fitted out with the necessary roads, sewerage and public utilities (2011-2012). This site will be further developed into a 'dry port'. This dry port will be available in the coming years for storage and distribution activities.
Moervaart-South industrial site
This industrial site will be opened up by means of a second access road (2010-2011).
The Henri Farmanstraat and the Geeraard Van den Daelelaan will be reconstructed and upgraded (2011–2012).
At the Riga quay a new architecturally innovative visitors' centre will be constructed, very visible and recognizable to those who pass by (2011). On the first floor we will be able to receive up to 100 visitors who will have a grand view of the port from there. The visitors can get acquainted with the port by a guided tour on board of the yacht 'Jacob van Artevelde' that starts there. This yacht will be thoroughly renovated in order to increase the passengers' comfort (2011).