A worthwhile visit to the Port of Vlissingen.


After my visit to Vlissingen (town) I had a boattrip to the Port of Vlissingen. The Port of Vlissingen consists of two separate harbour areas: Vlissingen-Oost (Flushing East) and Vlissingen (the original harbour in the town of Vlissingen). Vlissingen-Oost is both an industrial area and a commercial harbour covering a total of 2,400 hectares with 200 companies. The harbour is located at the mouth of the River Scheldt, only a few kilometres from the North Sea and is accessible to all seagoing vessels. Some 4300 sea-going vessels carry over 16 million tons of cargo to Vlissingen each year. I was surprised that the port of Vlissingen was so big. It was an very interesting visit.

In the picture you can see the general cargo vessel ‘Quetzal Arrow’ length 200 meters and width 30 meters at the Van Cittershaven.