Publication of the Decree Designating a Temporary Oil Port Area
The Director of the Public Body Central Nautical Management North Sea Canal Area announces the following:
A number of areas in the port of Amsterdam have been designated as so-called oil port areas. The Harbour Master of Amsterdam has specified the coordinates of these oil port areas in a Decree that forms part of the Regional Port Bye-Laws for the North Sea Canal Area 2019. The location of the oil port areas is indicated on the map accompanying this Decree. Due to recent developments with regard to the LNG bunkering of tankers, the oil port area in the Amerikahaven must be temporarily adjusted. The area concerned will only be an oil port area in the event that a tanker is berthed there.
Tankers loading, unloading or transporting liquid combustible cargoes pose a special safety risk in the port due to the hazardous characteristics of those cargoes. In order to limit this risk, these ships must be moored in so-called oil port areas. Oil port areas can be designated on the basis of Article 5.1 of the Regional Port Bye-laws for the North Sea Canal Area 2019. Other ships are prohibited to moor or sail in oil port areas, unless they have been granted an exemption from this prohibition by the Mayor and Aldermen or, being mandated, by the Director of the Central Nautical Management North Sea Canal Area. Due to the LNG bunkering of tankers, the oil port area in the Amerikahaven near Groene Kade must be temporarily adjusted. The oil port areas are indicated in Decree No. 2020/01 by means of a series of coordinates. The temporary oil port area and the corresponding coordinates are indicated on the oil port map accompanying this Decree. This Decree will be valid for an indefinite period of time.
The map accompanying this adjustment may be requested from the Harbour Master or can be consulted on the website of Port of Amsterdam. Here you will find the link to Decree 2020/01 and the accompanying map.
The Director of the Public Body Central Nautical Management North Sea Canal Area, also the State Harbour Master,