Who we are
Port of Amsterdam serves as a logistics hub, industrial hotspot and service provider to the city. We are building a port with increasing value to its customers and local communities. This is a joint initiative, carried out under the pay off Port of Partnerships.
Be part of a better port
We are Port of Amsterdam and we manage and develop one of Europe's largest seaports. As an Amsterdam port region, we always strive for better.
That is why we continuously work on our accessibility and on a smooth, safe and transparent shipping process. And we are developing a future-proof port region. By taking the lead and investing in sustainable energy and circular activities.
As a port authority, we work together by definition. So count on us to create space with and for others. Space for partners who will ensure a safer, smarter and cleaner port area.
K.J. (Koen) Overtoom, Chief Executive Officer
Koen Overtoom studied Economics at the University of Amsterdam. He started his career in the port of Amsterdam as Manager Logistics for Unieveem BV. After Unieveem, he became General Manager for Ter Haak Warehousing and Logistics. There he was responsible for the warehousing and logistics activities within the Ter Haak Group.
For the last 15 years he has worked for Port of Amsterdam. Successively as Sales Director Germany, Cluster Manager Containers, Breakbulk and Logistics, Commercial Director and Operations Director. Since December 2016, he has been CEO at Port of Amsterdam.
From his participation in the Branche Organisation of Dutch Seaports (BOZ), Koen is an active member of AB NML. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board at Port of Zwolle and fulfills the role of Energy Commissioner in the port Amsterdam region since 2018.
D.(Dorine) Bosman, Chief Investment Officer
After studying geophysics, Dorine Bosman worked for Shell for many years including in the United States and Australia. For the past five years, she managed the Offshore Wind group in Shell's New Energies division.
As Chief Investment Officer, Dorine Bosman's responsibilities include the infrastructure, space and environment and associates divisions. Dorine Bosman further focuses on strengthening Amsterdam as a sustainable European seaport and stimulating and accelerating the energy transition and circular activities in the port and in the North Sea Canal area.
A. (Alexander) Kousbroek, Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Kousbroek has worked at Port of Amsterdam since 2015, including as head of Finance and Control since 2016. From that role he has gained a lot of knowledge and experience of the port and with the financial organization of the port authority.
Since February 1, 2020, Alexander holds the position of CFO at Port of Amsterdam. Alexander Kousbroek's responsibilities as CFO include the departments of Finance & Control, Risk Management, Business Control, Information Technology, Procurement and Legal Affairs.
Milembe Mateyo studied Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology. She began her career as an urban planner at a design and consulting firm. She then went to work for the Municipality of Haarlem and later the Municipality of Zaanstad.
Since 2009, she has been working for Port of Amsterdam. Among other things as head of Space and Environment and before that as strategic advisor at the Harbour Master Division. From that role she gained a lot of knowledge and experience in incident response and worked intensively with the safety regions and the North Sea Canal municipalities.
In November 2019, Milembe Mateyo was appointed as Harbour Master of Amsterdam, State Harbour Master North Sea Canal and Director Central Nautical Management.
Raad van Commissarissen
W.J. (Willemijn) Maas
M. (Mieke) Pigeaud-Wijdeveld
J. (Jan) Lagasse (voorzitter)
A.M. (Anne Marie) Magis
E. (Evert) den Boer
The port works for Amsterdam
As a port we contribute to making Amsterdam a liveable, accessible, circular and climate-neutral city. A place where you can do business and work well. We do not do this alone, but together with others. In the Ducht video 'Heart for the City' various changemakers talk about how they are working on the city of the future and what motivates them.
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The history of Port of Amsterdam
The history of today’s Port of Amsterdam dates back to 1900. On 30 May of that year, the Amsterdam city council agreed to establish a regulation for a reorganisation into a ‘Division of Ports and Commerce Facilities’.
At the time, ‘ports and commerce facilities’ included the local water bodies, quays, wharfs, unloading docks and berths, sites, pilot stations, warehouses, tools, equipment and other facilities of the IJ River, the Westerdok, Oosterdok, Nieuwevaart, Houthaven and Coenhaven areas, the Municipal Commercial Warehouse and the Stock Exchange.
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On 1 January 1973, the Port Authority – which up to that point had been an independent entity – and the Amsterdam Nautical and Meteorological Institute were integrated into the division as departments. The Port Authority was headed by the Harbour Master.
More than one year later, the name was changed to Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Amsterdam (Amsterdam Municipal Port Authority). One of the reasons for the name change was the port’s growing importance. The Authority had shifted its focus to development and operation of the Amsterdam port.
In 1994, the Central Nautical Management common regulations were established for nautical management in the North Sea Canal Area. The signatories included the cities of Amsterdam, Beverwijk, Velsen and Zaanstad and several private sector partners. The purpose was to establish a standardised and consistent policy in the North Sea Canal Area in association with the national government.
On 18 March 1998, the city council decided to convert the Port Authority into an administratively independent entity. The name was changed to Haven Amsterdam (Port of Amsterdam) in January 2006. The actual hive-off of the Port Authority began one year later, and became official on 1 April 2013.
The name of the new organisation was Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV. In 2018 we began using the English name Port of Amsterdam, given our position as the fourth-largest sea port in Western Europe.
Port of Amsterdam is a wholly owned investment holding of the City of Amsterdam.
More to know
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