Sea shipping

Deep sea and short sea shipping in the port of Amsterdam is fast and reliable. Our location in the ARA hub is perfect for this.


Deep sea shipping: short transit time

The port of Amsterdam region is a perfect location for intercontinental shipping:

  • situated in the logistics ARA (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp) hub
  • near the sea
  • excellently connected to the hinterland
  • deep sea vessels are able to reach and leave the port easily
  • the deep sea terminals located in the port have outstanding multimodal facilities available for hinterland transportation

Short sea shipping: fast, reliable and sustainable

Short sea shipping is becoming more and more popular. 22% of the total transhipment taking place in the port of Amsterdam is transported from Amsterdam to the rest of Europe by short sea shipping.

Short sea shipping to and from the port of Amsterdam enables a fast and reliable transportation of large volumes of freight. This environmentally friendly modality fits well into the sustainable mobility Port of Amsterdam is encouraging.

Various regular liner services

Traditionally the port of Amsterdam has strong short sea connections with Scandinavia. And this tradition continues, with weekly liner services to various Scandinavian destinations.

The port also maintains good short sea connections with Great Britain, the Baltic States and Russia. Port of Amsterdam is currently working on a triangular service to serve the Baltic States via Great Britain.


New possibilities with new, largest sea lock of the world

The port always seeks opportunities to become faster, smarter and cleaner.

In 2022, the new and largest sea-lock of the world will be realized: 500 metres long, 70 metres wide and 18 metres deep. Then the port of Amsterdam will be ready to welcome even larger ships at the same time. Moreover, this new lock will offer better capacity 24/7 and will be tidal independent, safer, more efficient and flexible.

The time to consider new possibilities is now. We welcome you at the port of Amsterdam!

More about the new sea lock

Excellent connections

The port of Amsterdam has excellent intermodal hinterland connections. You plan the transport of your cargo very easily with our intermodal planner.

In this online planner you can see the possible intermodal routes to almost all locations in Europe. From more than 11,000 direct connections you will find the optimal route for you.

Plan your route

Intermodale routeplanner

Direct contact with our experts

For questions, wishes or more information on deep sea and short sea shipping.

Mark Eggens
Mark Eggens

Value Stream Lead Inland & Seagoing Shipping
Marketing en product development

+31 6 836 36 245
Daan van Velzen
Daan van Velzen

Commercial Manager Logistics
Team Cargo

+31 6 821 39 879
Allard Klinkers
Allard Klinkers

Commercial Manager Offshore & Logistics
Team Cargo

+31 6 533 26 533