From Hulst you can drive straight onto the Port of Antwerp site. The Hulst Municipality is adjacent to the Port of Antwerp, and located at the south end of the Liefkenshoek Tunnel. The boundary of the Hulst Municipality is also the national border with Flanders, so from Hulst you can drive straight into the Port area, and on into the rest of Europe. At the end of 2015 Antwerp’s Port Executive Board visited Hulst to present the Port’s vision for the future to the shipping companies. Similar meetings will be also organised with the port authorities at Vlissingen, Terneuzen, Gent, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. Hulst is also ideally located in relation to France: the Northern region with Lille, Paris and Le Havre is the country’s most densely populated.
Many International Businesses are already established here
Hulst already accommodates as many as 1,900 small, medium and large businesses and institutions, including cross-border e-commerce firms, suppliers to the offshore industry in all parts of the world and steel processors, supplying major manufacturers in Western Europe. There are also international logistics businesses with worldwide supply chains. They handle international flows of goods, some serving more than 75 countries, as well as the Netherlands’ largest confectioner. A petrochemicals business from the Botlek also has a sales office located within the local authority boundary. Many of the businesses here are active on an international scale, dealing with markets in Belgium, France and the rest of Europe and the world, while others focus more on the regional market.
New 20 hectare available for Logistics at Hogeweg 5 Business Area
The Hogeweg 5 Business Area has a total area of 20 hectares available for accommodating new logistics businesses. Maximum flexibility for logistics has been built into the urban development plan, with building hights up to 20 meters and also allowing maximum freedom in determining the area of each site with a minimum of 5 hectares. The environmental classification is up to category 3.2. The business area is a development of Heijmans Real Estate BV in close cooperation with the Municipality of Hulst. Heijmans will be providing service for the necessary government permit procedure, in close collaboration with the Hulst local authority. Companies that purchase will be owners of the business site. Hulst is the second largest town in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen after Terneuzen, and one of the best preserved historical fortified towns in the Netherlands. The philosophy here is to work hard and live life to the full. People come here from all over the Netherlands, Belgium and far beyond, to live, shop and for recreation.