Flemish minister Ben Weyts (Mobility and Public Works) and Dutch minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environmental Affairs) signed the ?Treaty between the Netherlands and Flanders for the construction of the New Lock Terneuzen? on Thursday, 5 February 2015. Ghent Port Company is extremely delighted about this historical moment. As a matter of fact, the New Lock Terneuzen will improve the access to the ports of Ghent and Terneuzen. Moreover, the new lock will provide a smoother passage of inland vessels between the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It is expected that the lock will be ready in 2021. The construction of the new lock is the biggest investment in port infrastructure ever for Ghent Port Company.