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Upgrading of inland navigation infrastructure in the port of Ghent

Creation date: October 16, 2013

The European Union will co-finance with almost €1.5 million from the TEN-T Programme project to improve the inland navigation infrastructure in the Belgian Port of Ghent.

 

The project, selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Programme, aims improve accessibility of inland vessels to maritime quays and docks and to adjust older inland navigation infrastructure.

 

This will be achieved through the six activities aiming to provide better mooring facilities, thereby:

 

•    Enabling more effective traffic management in the port area

•    Increasing the number of waiting places for push barges from the current 30 to 50

•    Adjusting the jetties at the Rodenhuizedok from 60 to 90 metres for ships of 115 to 135 metres

•    Reducing waiting time for ships

•    Increasing inland navigation traffic as a result of the optimisation of existing capacity of the port

 

The project will be monitored by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) and is set to be completed by the end of 2015.