Breakbulk & Project cargo

The Amsterdam port region is a very important hub for breakbulk and project cargo. The port has dedicated terminals, including four all weather terminals, excellent accessibility and is congestion free.


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Experienced terminals with tailor made solutions

The Amsterdam port region is a very important hub for breakbulk and project cargo. With dedicated terminals, including four all-weather terminals and various heavy lift cranes of 1,400 tons, it facilitates various customers with a wide range of cargo, resulting in an annual import and export throughput of 2.8 million tons. Not only are various break bulk goods handled and stored in the port of Amsterdam, a quantity of the commodities is also processed in the port area.  And there is still ample space to grow. Our experienced terminals are ready to offer you tailor made solutions for breakbulk and project cargo.

Excellent accessibility and congestion free

With its central location and excellent hinterland connections the Amsterdam port offers shipping lines, shippers, freight forwarders and other customers to serve their clients in a fast, efficient, reliable and sustainable manner. The port of Amsterdam has outstanding connections by short sea, inland waterways, rail, road and air. Countries and regions such as England, Scandinavia and the Baltics are easily accessible. Just like the rest of Europe. And all congestion free!

New possibilities with new, biggest sea-lock of the world

The port always seeks opportunities to become smarter, faster and cleaner. With the realization of the new and biggest sea-lock of the world in 2019 (500 meters long, 70 meters wide and 18 meters deep), the port of Amsterdam will be ready to welcome more and bigger ships at the same time. This new lock also offers more capacity 24/7 hours a day, tideless, safe, time efficient and more flexibility. The time to consider new possibilities is now. We welcome you at the port of Amsterdam!

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Breakbulk & Project cargo terminals

8 terminals handle more than 2.8 million tons of breakbulk and project cargo yearly

Excellent connections with hinterland

The port of Amsterdam has excellent intermodal hinterland connections.

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Updates on Breakbulk & Project cargo

Port of Amsterdam all set for LME packages

The arrival of two Gantry ship-to-shore cranes in the Port of Amsterdam today will see a long-held wish of the Port become a reality: strengthening the position of the terminals in the ferrous and nonferrous metal markets for both short and deep-sea...
Luchtfoto Amsterdam _ Henk Honing

ACM calls port industry’s attention to competition rules

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) launched a campaign in the week of 15 May to draw the attention of port businesses to competition rules. Port businesses in Rotterdam and Amsterdam have received information on the principal...

Breakbulk Europe 2016: Larger port collective and stronger position

‘Breakbulk Europe’, one of the most important annual European breakbulk exhibitions, took place again in Antwerp from 23 to 26 May 2016. This year, Port of Amsterdam was present at the joint ‘Port of Amsterdam’ stand together with Amsterdam Ports...

VCK Group breaks ground for fourth All Weather Terminal

In 1998 Port of Amsterdam honorably welcomed the establishment of the world’s first ‘All Weather Terminal’. A terminal where sea going vessels, carrying weather-sensitive cargo, can transfer their freight on or into other modes of transportation, in...

Seajacks Scylla ship arrives for extension off shore activities in the port of Amsterdam region

Seajacks is a British shipping line with multiple work vessels. The Scylla is the latest gain, built by Samsung Heavy Industries. On 14 March she had her maiden call in IJmuiden

Conquest Offshore chooses Amsterdam as home port for 1,400 tons heavy lift crane barge

Dutch offshore operator Conquest Offshore has appointed the port of Amsterdam as the home port for its unique heavy lift crane barge: the Conquest MB1. The barge, which has a lifting capacity of 1,400 tons, will settle itself today in the Cacaohaven...

Direct contact with our experts

For questions, wishes or more information on Breakbulk & Project cargo

Femke Brenninkmeijer

Commercial Division
Head of Department Energy, Cargo & Offshore
Team Cargo
Tel: +31 6 518 98 412

Ants Tilma

Commercial Division
Commercial Manager General Cargo
Team Cargo
Tel: +31 6 513 35 991

Astrid Fisser

Astrid Fisser

Commercial Division
Commercial Manager General Cargo
Team Cargo
Tel: +31 6 108 09 421

Jan ten Caat

Commercial Division
Commercial Manager General Cargo
Team Cargo
Tel: +31 6 2370 8004