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North Sea Port secures 106,000 jobs

North Sea Port secures 106,000 jobs

(Posted on 25/01/24)

When the Dutch-Flemish port merger began on 1 January 2018, North Sea Port accounted for 96,750 direct and indirect jobs. Six years later, the tally stands at 105,912, rounded up to 106,000. Value added has also increased.

The arrival of new companies, expansions at existing companies, the development of the energy transition and the circular economy, plus numerous new developments in the logistics and warehousing segment have added no fewer than 9,250 jobs during this period.

For the entire Dutch-Flemish port area, the figure for total direct employment stands at 51,346, indirect employment at 54,566.

The increase in employment has been accompanied by an increase in value added, which has grown from €12.6 billion to €12.73 billion, comprising €7.39 billion direct value added and €5.34 billion indirect. This puts North Sea Port in third place among Europe’s ports.

The reason for updating these figures now is the publication of the Maritime and Port Monitor by the Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam on 8 January 2024. The figures for the Belgian side of the border are from the National Bank of Belgium (2022).

North Sea Port manages, operates and develops the 60-kilometres-long cross-border port area from the Dutch port of Vlissingen to Ghent in Flanders. The port is versatile, multimodal, and offers space for development. Since our existence, we rank among the top of the European seaports and - with our 250 staff members - we actively contribute to more prosperity in our region.

At North Sea Port dry bulk accounts for 53% of the transhipment of goods by sea-going vessel in the port area. They welcome and provide accommodations for a large number of companies that store, tranship, process or manufacture dry bulk goods.

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