Socio-economic features of the port of Ghent

    Maritime cluster

    • Employment: 3.015 FTEs (= full-time equivalents) (2013)
    • Added value: € 326,5 million (2013)
    • Investments: € 83,9 million (2013)

    For the definition and composition of the maritime cluster, see the chapter “Sociaal-economisch belang van de havens (Socio-economic importance of the Flemish ports) in the De Vlaamse havens. Feiten, statistieken en indicatoren 2014 (The Flemish ports. Facts, statistics and indicators 2014, from p. 117, only available in Dutch).

    Non-maritime cluster
     

    The non-maritime cluster covers commerce, manufacturing, other logistic services and transportation. For further details on the definition and composition of the non-maritime cluster, see the chapter “Sociaal-economisch belang van de havens (Socio-economic importance of the Flemish ports) in the De Vlaamse havens. Feiten, statistieken en indicatoren 2014 (The Flemish ports. Facts, statistics and indicators 2014, from p. 117, only available in Dutch).

     

     

    Commerce
    • Employment: 2.014  FTEs (= full-time equivalent) (2013)
    • Added value: € 785 million (2013)
    • Investments: € 42,6 million (2013)
     
     
    Manufacturing
    • Employment: 20.326 FTEs (= full-time equivalents) (2013)
    • Added value: € 2.102,4 million (2013)
    • Investments: € 251,8 million (2013)

     

     
     
    Other logistic services 
    • Employment: 1.080 FTEs (= full-time equivalents) (2013)
    • Added value: € 134 million (2013)
    • Investments: € 18,7 million (2013)
      Transport
    • Employment: 843 FTEs (= full-time equivalents) (2013)
    • Added value: € 69,9 million (2013)
    • Investments: € 27,7 million (2013)

     

    Totals

     
     

    Maritime + non-maritime cluster

    • Employment: 27.368 FTEs (= full-time equivalents) (2013)
    • Added value: € 3.417,9 million (2013)
    • Investments: € 424,7 million (2013)
     

    Number of port workers

    • 425 (2014)
    • Within the port area all handling of goods arriving and departing by ocean or inland vessel, by rail or truck, as well as all ancillary services relating to these goods, must be carried out by recognized dockers. Port work is defined, in accordance with the Royal Decree of 12 January 1973 (Official Gazette of 23 July 1973), as all handling of goods arriving or departing by sea or inland vessel, rail or truck, and ancillary services relating to these goods, regardless of whether these activities take place in the docks, on navigable waterways, on the quays or in institutions for the import, export or transit of goods, as well as all handling of goods brought in or taken out by sea or inland vessel on the quays of industrial institutions.

     

      Number of shifts undertaken
    • 79.222 (2014) 
    • One shift is equal to 7 hours 15 minutes.