Port Oostende takes flight forward with investment in super security

2,2 km super safe fencing around the sites in the outer port

To meet today's standards and to be ready for the future, Port Oostende ordered a new, additional, state-of-the-art fencing. 

For some time now, Port Oostende has been making safety, health, and the environment a priority. After all, Port Oostende had to catch up, also regarding the development of the infrastructure. In addition, attracting new traffic is one of the pillars of port Oostende. 

Because of these two reasons it was decided to work on a new fence around the sites in the outer port. The investment will allow Port Oostende to handle all types of ships at these terminals. 

The fence will be 4 metres high, 2.2 km in total and will be equipped with panels with a very high degree of impenetrability.

"Since the beginning of 2019, Port Oostende has been particularly successful in attracting innovative companies. Together they will provide some 400 additional sustainable jobs. However, attracting new, additional traffic was still lagging behind. For this, the infrastructure urgently needed to be put in place. With this investment we are ready for every additional traffic that will visit Oostende in the future."

"Port Oostende conducts a preventive safety policy. That includes anticipating security. That is why we are working on reliable and innovative security of our port sites. From a test set-up that was installed at the end of 2019, it appears that this type of super-secure fencing is best suited for our port environment."

Extended safety policy

The works will start in December 2021 and will last about three months if everything goes as planned. This will make the sites in the outer port of Port Oostende one of the most secure port areas in Europe. The total investment for this fence amounts to almost 1 million euros and is part of a broader security plan that includes a system of smart cameras.

About Port Oostende

The Port of Oostende focuses on continuity, growth and employment based on five pillars: Blue EconomyBulk & Project CargoCruises & Roll-on roll off, Circular Industry and the Fishing Industry. These sectors will be further developed with two principles in mind: prioritizing safety, health and the environment and, secondly, supporting innovation and development.