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  • The Master of Science in Maritime Science makes a new start

    After the ending of the cooperation with the University of Antwerp and after the extinguishing academic year 2014-2015, the inter-university training master of science in maritime science will start again in the academic year 2015-2016,. This time, it will be in cooperation with the ‘Vrije Universiteit Brussel’ (Free University of Brussels) and based on a slightly modified (and entirely English-language) programme.

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  • Ghent Bio-Economy Valley and Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation sign collaboration agreement in support of biobased economy

    Ghent Bio-Economy Valley (GBEV) and Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) signed a collaboration agreement in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) today, in support of companies and research institutes in the bio-economy business in Belgium and Malaysia. The main goal is to facilitate collaboration and the development of commercial applications in both countries. Ghent port has a many years’ tradition in biofuels. A large number of companies that produce and store biofuels are located in Ghent, making it one of the leaders in the area of biofuels in Europe and the world.

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  • Ghent Port Company invests in new quays at steel giant ArcelorMittal

    Ghent Port Company is building a new scrap and slag quay at ArcelorMittal Gent. The first ship will already be able to moor there at the end of 2016. This 9.2 million euros investment by Ghent Port Company in cooperation with ArcelorMittal Gent is evidence of mutual trust in a long and sustainable future. Moreover, it contributes to a more sustainable transport by water and a reduction of the CO2 emissions.

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  • Port of Ghent again stands its ground in 2014 thanks to dry bulk and ro/ro

    Ghent port’s seaborne traffic in 2014 remained on the same level as the year before. Now as well, it is the classic sectors yielding a lot of added value and jobs that relatively stand their ground or are improving. Moreover, Ghent sees its position as a bulk port reconfirmed and it is still the biggest dry bulk port of the country. The principal trading partners remain Sweden, Russia and Brazil. Because of its scrap flows, Turkey is an emerging trading partner. In 2014, Ghent port registered a total waterborne cargo traffic of 47.7 million tonnes, which is 1% less than in 2013 due to a decreased inland navigation.

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