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The port of Amsterdam region is a top player in dry bulk; Amsterdam is the second largest coal and agribulk transhipment port in Europe and world’s largest cocoa port and has excellent hinterland connections.
Top player in dry bulk
The port of Amsterdam region is a top player in dry bulk; Amsterdam is world’s largest cocoa port and the second largest coal and agribulk transhipment port in Europe. Our dedicated terminals offer services like shipping, storage and transport for all sorts of dry bulk, ranging from coal to scrap and from agribulk to industrial minerals. A substantial part of the dry bulk is also processed in the port of Amsterdam before transhipping it into Europe.
Excellent hinterland connections by road, rail and water
The port of Amsterdam has excellent hinterland connections for dry bulk transport. Many of the dry bulk terminals in Amsterdam have their own road, rail and inland shipping facilities and are directly connected to Europe's hinterland. Maximum size vessels can discharge and load (part of) their dry bulk at the lightening facilities before the locks in IJmuiden.
For further information and/or if you have any questions, please contact our expert.
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 2022 (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!
Dry bulk terminals
8 terminals handle more than 30 million tons of dry bulk yearly
‘Our society cannot sustain itself without energy.’
Hans Fijlstra, Managing Director of Bulk Terminal Amsterdam.
‘So far, sustainable forms of energy, such as solar and wind energy, provide insufficient power and reliability to meet Europeans' energy requirements. It would be ideal if we could do without coal – I've got children and grandchildren too. But our society cannot sustain itself without energy.’
Updates on Dry Bulk
Press releaseTranshipment in IJmuiden rose to 17.9 million tonnes (+2%). Zaanstad and Beverwijk saw transhipment increase to 340,000... read more »
Press releaseIGMA will use the lot with a surface area of more than 37,000 m2 for storage and transhipment of agri products such as soy... read more »
News itemPort of Amsterdam is delighted that ICL has chosen to locate its new head office in Amsterdam. Port of Amsterdam CEO Dertje... read more »
News itemPort of Amsterdam received the IBJ Award 2016 for ‘Best Specialist Dry Bulk Port’ read more »
Direct contact with our experts
For questions, wishes or more information on dry bulk.