Presentation of the 2019 annual report
New Structure of Port Oostende
Since February 2019 Port Oostende has become a Public Law Limited Company. The annual report gives you an overview of the most important events of the past year and explains our new strategy and future perspectives.
The port must fulfil its role as a Safe Port, as an Innovative Port and as a Full Port.
"As a city Oostende is inextricably linked to the sea and the port. The sea gives and takes and the world is changing rapidly. The port must therefore fulfil its role as a Safe Port, as an Innovative Port and as a Full Port." Charlotte Verkeyn, Chairman of Port Oostende
"Since my appointment as CEO - Managing Director in April 2018 I have had the opportunity to contribute to the many challenges and opportunities that Port Oostende offers. This annual report shows the achievements of Port Oostende in 2019. As a native of Oostende, I have a special passion for the port and the maritime industry. I see Port Oostende as an engine for employment in Oostende and Flanders. That is why the mission of Port Oostende was defined as follows: To create economic growth that entails sustainable employment". Dirk Declerck, CEO - Managing Director