Short sea

Short sea & Containers

Short sea is a sustainable and reliable alternative to road transport of containers. We offer customised short sea services in North-West Europe.

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Short sea via Amsterdam, a smart choice

Whether you already regularly opt for short sea or are considering it, we are happy to contribute to the best fulfilment of your transport needs. Where necessary, we provide tailor-made solutions and think along with the terminals in the port area.

All facilities for container transport are present in our port. And we have excellent multimodal connections with the sea and the hinterland. Together, we can find the best solution for your transport needs.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Fast turn around time at the terminal
  • Customisation possible
  • Excellent multimodal connections
  • Cross-docking facilities
  • Sustainable solutions
  • No congestion

Multimodal connections

Container services

Container services

From the Port of Amsterdam there are regular services to and from:

  • Ireland: Dublin and Waterford
  • England: Hull, Tilbury, Grangemouth
  • Norway: Stavanger, Haugesund and Bergen
  • Sweden: Oxelosund, Sodertalje en Västerås
North west corridor

North-West Central Corridor

North West Central Corridor is a direct connection between Amsterdam and the deep-sea terminals in Rotterdam and vice versa. Containers from and for the Northern Netherlands are transhipped in Amsterdam to the inland vessels of the North West Central Corridor.


Excellent rail connections

Amsterdam is connected to the most important main transport axes in Europe, the 'Rail Freight Corridors': 

  • The Rhine-Alpine to Central and Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy; 
  • The North Sea Baltic for destinations in Central and Eastern Germany and Poland; 
  • the North Sea Mediterranean for destinations in Belgium, France and the UK. 
  • Amsterdam-Duisburg - three weekly train connections to and from the hinterland of Duisburg.
  • On the Amsterdam side, access to short sea connections to England, Ireland, Sweden and Norway. 

Inland shipping

The Amsterdam port is known for its excellent inland navigation connections to the hinterland. 

Frequently used routes are: 

  • Amsterdam - Rotterdam 
  • Amsterdam - Ruhr area 
  • Amsterdam - Antwerp 
  • Amsterdam - Harlingen/Meppel 
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Global cargo liner services

Want to know more about the global cargo liner connections that the Port of Amsterdam provides? Check out our overview and transport your goods and products globally.

Plan your route

Container terminals

Several container terminals for short sea are located in the Amsterdam port area. For example TMA Logistics and CTVrede. Would you like to see all container terminals and companies in the Amsterdam port?

Advantages of the new sea lock

500 metres long, 70 metres wide and 18 metres deep. The largest sea lock in the world will open in 2022. The advantages at a glance:

  • Suitable for large ships simultaneously
  • Tide independent
  • Safe
  • Efficient
  • Flexible
  • 24/7

Would you like to know more about the new sea lock? Then take a look:

 New sea lock IJmuiden

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