Gent (BEGNE)

Port Code BEGNE City Gent
Port Name Gent Country/Region Belgium
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Gent (BEGNE)



      Belgium industrial port.It is located in the north of Belgium and the north of Ghent.There are 19 nautical miles of the Gant talnatzen canal, which is connected to the sea through the Schelde estuary. The depth of the canal is 13.5 meters, and there is a ship lock in talnatz to control the water level.Outside the port, it is 110 nautical miles away from Calais, 160 nautical miles away from Tilbury, 100 nautical miles away from Rotterdam and 366 nautical miles away from Hamburg;Most of the ports are located in the east of the canal in Belgium. From north to south, the main basins are rodenhuaiz basin, oil basin, schiepsey basin, vold basin, etc.The water area is 226 hectares.The total length of the wharf line is more than 10 km, with more than 70 berths;The first three basins are generally 13 meters deep and can berth 70000-80000 DWT ships reliably;The water depth of the latter can reach 7-8 meters.The port mainly handles oil, iron ore, apatite, coal char, grain, steel, fertilizer, etc;There are also small quantities of groceries and containers.

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Summary of BEGNE

Gent port (port code: BEGNE) is a large port in Belgium. It is linked to the North Sea via the Western Scheldt and to international sea routes by an artificial canal, which has no tides or currents.
The port consists of a total of 3,291 hectares, divided into 511 hectares of water surface, (canal and docks) and 2,780 hectares of land. It has up-to-date facilities including newly built warehouses and modern cranes. During the last ten years the port has seen an expansion of its seaborne cargo handling, while at the same time a diversification in its traffic flow has occurred.
The port handles approximately 27,000,000t of cargo and 35,900TEU annually. Principal commodities handled are break bulk, such as paper and cellulose, timber and tree logs, iron and steel, cereals and derivatives, cars, trucks and spare parts.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 58%, and tankers, taking up around 28.5%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 270 meters. The maximum draught is 14.4 meters. The maximum deadweight is 92,475t.