Port of Amsterdam is the world’s largest import port for cocoa. All facilities, from transhipment to manufacturing, are available in the region. Furthermore the port has excellent hinterland connections for cocoa transportation.
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World’s largest cocoa port
Port of Amsterdam is the world’s largest port for cocoa bean imports. All facilities, from transhipment to manufacturing, are available in the region. Big players in the cocoa industry, like Cargill, OLAM and Dutch Cocoa are established in de Amsterdam Region. Companies handling and storing cocoa or cocoa products are CWT Commodities, Katoen Natie, Vollers, Steinweg-Handelsveem, HD Cotterell, ACS and DSV. All is done in one region.
Direct connection for cocoa transportation
Furthermore, the port of Amsterdam has excellent hinterland connections (water, rail, road, air) for cocoa transportation. The port of Amsterdam region has also outstanding inland shipping facilities. Many cocoa terminals are directly connected to frequent barge shuttles into Europe.
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!