Corona virus COVID-19: work at the port will continue
Port of Amsterdam follows the developments of the corona virus closely and would like to keep the port operational, together with its clients, partners and other stakeholders.
The port will remain open
It is not only vital for the cargo flows to and from our port, that the port remains open. Our port area has several vital functions that need to be protected, like the production of energy, the processing of waste, and the supplying of drinking water.
That is why we take measures and are preparing multiple scenarios, to protect the functions for you and to keep our people safe on the job.
Measures Port of Amsterdam
Please note that additional measures apply for cruise ships in Amsterdam during COVID-19. Are you looking for up-to-date insight into the accessibility of ports for river cruise ships? Then please use the PORT SEE app.
Our events cancelled
We cancel all live events indefinitely. This applies to our own events as well as to events in which we participate as an organisation.
Daily consultation with terminals
Together with ORAM we have daily consultations with the terminals in the port area about the impact of measures and the current state of affairs.
- A task force has been set up with a handbook full of measures for the operations of the Harbour Master's Division in the event of illness of one of the employees and to prevent illness:
- No external personnel are admitted to the Port Operations Centre (HOC). So only the people of Port of Amsterdam, Pilotage and Copper Crew in the shift;
- There is no more physical transfer at the shift changes.
These are just a few of the measures Port of Amsterdam is taking to contain the coronavirus. Naturally, we examine the situation on a daily basis and consult closely with the relevant authorities in order to reach a decision.
Corona virus protocol Shipping
Read more about our protocol for Marine Traffic.
Corona virus protocol River Cruise
Read more about the protocol for River Cruises.
Procedure infectious disease
Is there a suspicion of one or more patients on board with an infectious disease? Report this as soon as possible to the Traffic Control Division of the Harbour Master's Division and the pilot on board. In certain cases, also inform the Harbour Master's Division traffic control.
Havenspot: the platform for collegial borrowing and lending
Due to the corona crisis, you don't have a lot of work for your current employees, but you don't want to lose them either? Or do you have more work than employees because of the crisis? Havenspot is the platform where you can temporarily exchange colleagues in an easily accessible way. Peer-to-peer on loan. That's how we avoid forced redundancies. Together we are strong!
Declaration of health
Download the maritime health declaration:
Useful sources of information
The RIVM's 'Current information about the novel coronavirus' page contains all the guidelines on how to deal with potential health risks within your company.
You will find frequently asked questions about the coronavirus and health on the site of the Government of the Netherlands.
Support for companies
The national government has taken a package of support measures for entrepreneurs, businesses and self-employed people. On the site, you will also find information on the economic measures and frequently asked questions.
Support for businesses in Amsterdam
In addition to the national government's package of measures, the municipality of Amsterdam has taken support measures for Amsterdam businesses. These can also be found in the (Dutch) letter from the Municipal Executive to the city council.