The Port of Oostende, situated in Europe's busiest maritime area (51°14' N - 2° 56' E) , is undoubtedly a versatile shortsea port. It can accommodate all types of coastal maritime traffic.
Oostende is a medium-sized Belgian city, which has all the assets of a large town, thanks to its success as a seaside resort and busy trade center. In addition to its seaport, Oostende is also home to an international freight and passenger airport. The multi modal function is further emphasized by the presence of comprehensive railroad infrastructure (www.nmbs.be), of a canal leading up to the European inland waterway network and of course the motorway A10-E40 linked directly to the port Terminals.
The port has recently been modernised in both infrastructure and organisation and is now the leading force in the industrialisation of the hinterland. Read all about the latest developments by reading the newsflashes.
Further on this site, more information is provided on the different terminals and kinds of traffic in the port. The industrial development in the inner port is subject to closer scrutiny and there is also focus on the development of renewable energy projects in the port.
Real-time arrivals and departures of ships are provided on this site and can be found on the ENSOR (Electronic Network System Oostende Region) website.