The city council of Ghent has agreed on merging the Belgian Port of Ghent and the Dutch Zeeland Seaports, which include Terneuzen and Vlissingen, into one new port company.
All ships bound for Ghent have to pass the locks in Terneuzen, and sail on the Canal that is 32km long (with 14km on Dutch territory, and 18 on Belgian). The strong link between the two ports is quite obvious.
DFDS is one of the big customers for Ghent, with a service from and to Gothenburg. The automotive industry plays an important role with a Volvo factory, and a Honda Logistics hub.
Both Terneuzen and Vlissingen have ro-ro terminals.

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