North Sea Port Joins PortXL Startup Accelerator

North Sea PortImage Courtesy: North Sea Port

The Dutch-Belgian North Sea Port is joining the PortXL port & maritime accelerator as it pushes for further innovations.

The move was explained as a way of ensuring the port’s future through continual innovation.

PortXL was founded in 2015 by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Van Oord to cooperate with several internationally recognized partners. Now PortXL also have their Antwerp and Singapore bases to support starting entrepreneurs and ports that want to introduce innovations.

PortXL is looking for start-ups in transport and logistics, energy, chemical and refining and maritime sectors worldwide. It guides start-ups by sharing expertise, knowledge and their network and by providing advice on new investments in the maritime sector.

North Sea Port said it would now work with PortXL to look for suitable start-ups within their own port ecosystem.

Created in 2018 through the merger of Dutch Zeeland Seaports and Belgium-based Ghent Port Company, North Sea Ports aims to increase its added value by 10%, its maritime traffic to 70 million tonnes, and inland traffic to 60 million tonnes by the year 2022.

The port is set to receive a new roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) terminal under an agreement announced in July this year.

Related: In Depth: North Sea Port: We Are Ready to Invest in Hydrogen as Fuel

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