Physical features of the port of Ostend

    Location: Location: 51° 14’ N – 02° 55’ E.
    The port lies 7.5 nautical miles (14 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: 55 km
    Rail network in port area: 20 km
    Inland waterway connections: The port is connected to the inland waterway network via the Ghent-Bruges-Ostend waterway (“vaart??). The capacity of the Ghent-Bruges-Ostend waterway is limited to 1,350 ton (category IV) inland vessels.
    Number of kilometres of quay walls: 8.20 km
    Total surface of port area: 658 ha, of which water surface: 199 ha
    Locks: Demey-sluis: LxWxD = 123m x 17.4m x 4.5m (at low tide)
    Maritime access: Access at all times of day to ships with a draught of up to 8.00 m.
    Average tide difference: 3,89 m (Source: MDK Kust)
    Water levels in real time (MOW)