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The Port of Ostend, versatile and sustainability-minded

Ostend – a versatile short sea port – is a mainstay in the increasingly important offshore industry. As such, the port is a hub for construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. To top it all off, the Port of Ostend is situated in Europe’s busiest maritime zone, and well-connected to motorways and Flanders’ very dense rail network.

Access to vast blue growth expertise

At the Ostend-based GreenBridge incubator, Ghent University grouped all its marine and maritime research activities and technologies under ‘Blue Growth’ – referring to the long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine/maritime industry.

GreenBridge’s unique sea-bound location and dedicated blue growth infrastructure make it ideal for application- and business-driven research, as well as the valorization of new technologies. 

Various specialties within reach

Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, the Port of Ostend is essential for the construction, transport and maintenance of offshore windmills. Furthermore, the port specializes in:

  • building materials
  • ferro silicon
  • gas oil
  • gravel and sand
  • wood products
  • orthoxylene
  • sepeolite
  • silos and machines
  • coal

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