Location: 51° 02’ N – 03° 44’ E
Access to the port of Ghent (the Terneuzen locks) lies 40 nautical miles (74 km) from SW Akkaert (this is the location 51° 23’ N – 02° 43’ E, 14 km off the coast of Ostend where the first pilot is taken on board ships bound for Flemish ports).
|Map of the port|
|Road network in port area||130 km|
|Rail network in port area||206 km|
|Inland waterway connections||The port of Ghent is linked to the Belgian inland waterway network via the Ghent-Terneuzen canal, the “Vaart?? canal linking Ghent, Bruges and Ostend, the Upper Sea Scheldt and the Upper Scheldt. The port also gives access to Lokeren via the Moervaart canal.|
|Number of kilometres of quay walls||28,0 km|
|Total surface of port area||4.648 ha, of which water surface: 623 ha|
Access independent of tides for ships with draughts of up to 12.50 m (measured in freshwater). The lock gives access to vessels with carrying capacities up to 80,000 tons. The Ghent-Terneuzen Canal is 31 km long and 13.50 m deep.
Average tide difference: 0 (the port is completely behind locks)