The Amsterdam port region will be more than a transhipment centre in 2030. It will be a dynamic metropolitan port that joins the forces of Amsterdam’s three core clusters. The world-class logistics hub, high-quality regional industry and versatile urban services sector. Optimally connecting these core clusters will create cross-pollination, synergy and innovation.
Vision 2030 has been realised in association with stakeholders including:
- The port business community
- Knowledge institutions
- Special interest groups
- Governmental agencies
The decision was made to develop a medium-term vision in light of the rapid pace at which the world is changing. This means it is important to focus on bringing about a port that can quickly adapt and promptly address new developments and innovations.
Synergy and innovation
In 2030 the Amsterdam port region will be more than a transhipment point. It is a dynamic international metropolitan port, characterised by cross-pollination between:
- The port, industry and circular economy of the city and region
- Global cargo flows, regional recycling, local energy production and manufacturing
- Logistics and business-to-business financial services
The interwovenness between flows and sectors makes it possible to quickly mobilise knowledge and skills to innovate, and ensures synergy and innovation.
The port of 2030 has six core clusters: Energy, General Cargo & Logistics, Cruise, Agri bulk Minerals & Recycling, and Maritime Services & Real Estate. These are already present, but we are going to further strengthen them so that they deliver even more value.
These clusters form the basis from which we also develop new markets and activities.
Opportunities for new niches and innovation arise at the intersections of the core clusters, the service sector and industry. We focus on the energy transition, sustainable 'bio-based' activities and the circular economy, which involves the recovery of raw materials and energy from waste and residual flows.
Other focus areas for innovation are safety & supervision, and logistics. The port will become a testing ground for new concepts and technologies.
Strengthening the port’s clusters. By facilitating customers and by raising the strong foundation in the nautical, infrastructure and commercial field (space, accessibility, safety, efficiency, business development climate) to the absolute highest level.
Connecting people, organisations, ideas, flows, processes and sectors. In order to realise synergy and innovation across the entire chain and region.
Achieving innovations that strengthen the port. By co-developing, co-participating and co-investing as a partner.
Port of Amsterdam as a Port of Partnerships is committed to being a network port that makes it possible to come into contact quickly with the right people and organisations and to unite knowledge with a view to forming partnerships and transforming opportunities into business. This will generate greater added value for both the region and the Dutch corporate community and will also create more employment.
This is how Port of Amsterdam will fulfil its mission: breakthrough value creation.
The process of creating Vision 2030 started in March 2013. We involved our clients and stakeholders in various ways, through interviews, round table discussions and workshops. We set up the process entirely for dialogue and participation. We were keen to formulate the vision in consultation with our environment.
Clients and stakeholders we involved in the process:
- (Port) business region
- Nautical service providers
- Cooperation partners
- Other port companies
- Business associations
- Networks (a.o. AEB, ALB, Amports, Topteam Energie, Ayop)
- Residents' associations
- Governments (central government, province, municipalities NZKG) and government institutions
- Knowledge institutes and students
From vision to strategy
Based on the vision, we have formulated a short-term strategy after 2015, for the period 2017-2021. Concrete steps are planned to make the first contours of the port of 2030 visible and tangible.