Economic importance of the port
The port of Ghent counts 64,457 jobs*, of which 27,809 are direct and 36,648 are indirect jobs. This represents 13.3% of employment in the province of East Flanders. The port comprises some 300 port-related companies.
The port generates an added value of 7.9 billion euros*, 3.8 billion euros of which are direct added value and 4.1 billion euros are indirect. Consequently, the port provides for 17.7% of added value in the province of East Flanders.
* Source: National Bank 2015