‘Circular Port’ at North Sea Port

North Sea Port sees residual streams, CO2 and waste as valuable raw materials that play a key role in the circular economy. In the new strategic plan, therefore, circularity is one of the crucial topics. The port authority resolutely opts for a circular port. Space for initiatives by existing and new companies and industry that contribute to a circular port are a priority for North Sea Port in the ports of Vlissingen, Terneuzen and Ghent.

The transition needed to meet the climate goals is a task in which North Sea Port is working together with industry.

Together with VNO-NCW Brabant Zeeland and Flanders Circular, North Sea PortĀ isĀ diving into the subject of circularity with government, port businesses and experts.


10.00 – 10.05 Opening and outline context by Daan Schalck, CEO North Sea Port
10.05 – 10.15 Keynote Ingrid Thijssen – President VNO-NCW
10.15 – 10.30 Keynote Jan Blomme in conversation with Brigitte Mouligneau on: ‘Flemish port policy and Flanders Circular join hands.’
10.30 – 10.40 Keynote Niels Kastelein, Director Climate Policy Ministry of Economic Affairs
10.40 – 10.50 Table discussion and questions from the audience

Circular economy in practice

10.50 – 11.00 Circular with North C Methanol, in conversation with Stef Denayer
11.00 – 11.05 Circular with Dow Chemical, in conversation with CEO Anton van Beek
11.05 – 11.10 Circular with ZMF, in conversation with director Ira von Harras
11.10 – 11.25 Panel discussion with Geert Noels (Econopolis), Ira von Harras (ZMF), Stef Denayer (North C Methanol), Niels Kastelein (Ministry of Economic Affairs), Daan Schalck (North Sea Port)

Image credit: North Sea Port