The Harbour Master of Amsterdam announces the following:
Seagoing ships of which the cargo has been treated with fumigants in a foreign port arrive in the port of Amsterdam every year. These ships are subject to an action plan with regard to berthing and operations in port. The present action plan dates from 2012. Advancing insights, new developments and changes have made it necessary to adjust this action plan.
Solid bulk cargoes on board seagoing ships that have been treated with fumigants in a foreign port may not be not sufficiently free of fumigants upon arrival in the port of Amsterdam. From the point of view of safety and the environment in port, regulations haven been laid down in the Havenreglement Noordzeekanaalgebied 2012 (Port Regulations for the North Sea Canal Area 2012) with regard to berthing and operational activities of the above-mentioned ships. The Port Regulations for the North Sea Canal Area 2012 include the following regulations:
- a fumigator must draw up an action plan with regard to the above-mentioned operational activities on board these ship;
- this action plan must be approved by the Harbour Master.
On 5 November 2018, the Harbour Master of Amsterdam established and approved a new action plan dated 23 October 2018. At the same time, the Harbour Master of Amsterdam also designated berths for ships that have been loaded with cargoes that are not sufficiently free of fumigants.
Both items have been included in Decree 043 / RHN / 2018. The berths are also indicated on the map accompanying this Decree.
A copy of the currently applicable Decree containing the Action Plan and the Berth Designation Decree for ships carrying cargo that is not sufficiently free of fumigants, including the accompanying map, may be obtained from the Harbour Master or are available via a link on the Dutch pages of Port of Amsterdam's website, https://www.portofamsterdam.com/nl/scheepvaart/zeevaart/baors-en-besluiten#Besluiten
This is the link to the Decree with the and the accompanying map (Decree RHN 2018 43 – with map).
The Harbour Master of Amsterdam
M.F. van de Kerkhof