Economic importance of the port
The port of Ghent counts 62,044 jobs*, of which 27,602 are direct and 34,443 are indirect jobs. This represents 13% of employment in the province of East Flanders. The port comprises some 300 port-related companies.
The port generates an added value of 7.5 billion euros*, 3.6 billion euros of which are direct added value and 3.9 billion euros are indirect. Consequently, the port provides for 17.5% of added value in the province of East Flanders.
* Source: National Bank 2014