North Sea Port merger created almost 10,000 jobs

North Sea Port, the merger between the Belgian port of Ghent and the Dutch port of Zeeland, has increased employment by almost 10,000 jobs since merging in 2018, port management reports.

At the start of the merger on 1 January 2018, companies in the Belgian-Dutch port area employed a total of 96,750 people. Six years later, the number of jobs has risen to 105,912. 

North Sea Port is Europe's third largest port in terms of added value, which increased from 12.6 billion euros to 12.73 billion euros over the same period. 

The increase in jobs is due to the arrival of new companies and the expansion of existing ones. Investments in energy transition and the circular economy are also creating jobs.

Earlier this month, North Sea Port reported that it saw an 11 per cent drop in goods transhipments in 2023 due to the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis.


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