The year of deepening


Flemish minister of mobility Hilde Crevits declares the deepening completed´╗┐

Work on deepening the Scheldt was completed on 24 December 2010, permitting tide-independent navigation by ships with a draught of up to 13.10 metres. The maximum draught for ships on the Scheldt was increased to 15 metres at the end of December 2010, and will be further raised in collaboration with the Scheldt navigation authorities.

  Number of arrived sea ships Average BT
2000 16.105 12.609
2001 15.885 13.489
2002 15.559 14.006
2003 15.724 14.493
2004 15.371 15.445
2005 15.283 16.257
2006 15.770 16.815
2007 16.689 17.306
2008 16.406 18.067
2009 13.923 19.124
2010 14.783 19.643

 

 

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