ESPO: Port pro of the month: Daan Schalck and Jan Lagasse

This year, we saw the creation of North Sea Port, the result of a merger of Zeeland Seaports (NL) and the Port of Ghent (B). Given that the new port authority is led by the two CEOs of the two previous port authorities, we thought it was a good idea to have an interview with both Mr. Daan Schalck and Mr. Jan Lagasse.

(c) North Sea Port

Since January 2018, the Port of Ghent (Belgium) and Zeeland Seaports (the Netherlands) have merged into one port authority called “North Sea Port”. What were the reasons for this merger?

The main reasons for the merger are the various advantages that it brought to both companies and to the region. As a result of the merger, North Sea Port is now number 10 in Europe, number 7 in the range Hamburg – Le Havre and number 3 concerning added-value.

Read the full article on the ESPO website here

The European Sea Ports Organisation is the principal interface between European seaports and the European institutions and its policy makers.

 

 

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