For the port authority, the construction of the new harbour, costing €60m (US$82m) is the biggest investment it has ever made and also the last opportunity to expand within the dykes in Vlissingen. On the northern edge of the Scaldiahaven, Belgian company Sea-Invest/Zuidnatie has plans for the storage and transhipment of containers and breakbulk, among other things. The southern side will be used by Verbrugge, mainly for handling cellulose, a basic raw material for paper.
It is forty years since the port authorities of Vlissingen and Terneuzen were set up. They initially operated separately but were merged in 1998 to form the current port authority of Zeeland Seaports which is responsible for developing, managing, maintaining and operating the ports of Vlissingen and Terneuzen, now the third largest in the Netherlands.