Interesting visit to the Port of Terneuzen.

WL-163-91645After my visit to the ‘Portaal van Vlaanderen’ I had a boattrip in the port of Terneuzen. The Port of Terneuzen is situated on the Western Scheldt about 30 km from the North Sea. Covering an area of 21.000 hectares the port stretches along the river to include the outer Braakman Harbour, site of the chemical complex of Dow Chemical and up the Genth-Terneuzen canal. About 2.500 sea-going vessels and 10.000 inland vessels call at the Port of Terneuzen each year and 14 million tonnes of cargo is handled.

In the picture you can see the inland vessel ‘Bonanza’ length 132 meters and width 11 meters up the Genth-Terneuzen canal. Unfortunately there were no big sea-going vessels at that time.