Schone Scheepvaart

Clean Shipping 

A sustainable energy port, strongly connected to its surroundings and the climate - one that truly contributes to a cleaner living environment; it is our goal to make this a reality by 2030. Clean shipping will play a huge part in facilitating this. That is why we are currently working towards emission-free shipping in the North Sea Canal area by 2050.

Find out more on how we plan to reach this ambitious goal in our Clean Shipping Vision.

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Clean Shipping Vision

Our ambitions, goals, and actions have all been documented in our new Clean Shipping Vision. This vision captures our plans to reduce CO2 emissions, amongst other things. Furthermore, the vision states that all sea cruise vessels that dock quayside must be emission-free by 2030 and that all shipping in the port of Amsterdam must be emission-free by 2050. By collectively working towards this goal with the entire sector, we can improve air quality in the vicinity of the North Sea Canal area and actively execute the Paris Agreement.

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Three key pillars

Maritime Energy Carriers, LNG

Maritime Energy Carriers

In collaboration with our partners, we offer sustainable fuels to all ships docking in the port. We also try to persuade shipping to use these fuels.

Port Emission Reduction Technologies, walstroom

Port Emission Reduction Technologies

By using these technologies, we reduce emissions from ships whilst they are berthed in the port. By doing so, we improve air and sound quality within the vicinity of the port and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases.  

Scheepvaartafhandeling Amsterdamse haven

Port Call Optimization

Efficient handling of shipping can also reduce emissions. We do this by optimising the planning and handling processes of shipping in the port.

This is how we work towards cleaner shipping

Using hydrogen

We believe that hydrogen and methanol can make a considerable contribution to the energy transition and facilitate cleaner shipping. That is why we participate in H2ships, a pilot project run by Interreg North-West Europe, in which we seek solutions for ships and seek to facilitate shipping energy that runs on hydrogen. For this pilot, we are converting our own vessel into an electric one, powered by hydrogen.

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Scheepvaart Amsterdamse haven

Safe bunkering of alternative fuels

What happens to spatial planning and safety when alternative fuels, such as hydrogen, methanol, and ammonia, are bunkered? Should new policy be developed for this? Together with DNV, we conducted research to ensure that the port of Amsterdam is ready for clean shipping.

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Shore power

Within Amsterdam's ring road (A10), we try to facilitate all visiting vessels with shore power. It is cleaner, less noisy, and less odorous - meaning that residents won't experience high levels of disturbance. We're boosting shore power by upgrading existing facilities, installing new facilities, and offering mobile shore power. We are also investigating whether we can install shore power at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.

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Walstroom Amsterdamse haven
Scheepvaart Amsterdamse haven

Getting to Zero Coalition

Port of Amsterdam has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a coalition of more than 150 companies in the maritime industry that all share one collective goal: lowering the greenhouse gas emissions of shipping by using new, clean fuels.

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Policy on root emission

Together, we can curb the root emission by ships in the region. To make this possible, we inform shippers and captains on the current rules, but also by monitoring and, when necessary, enforcing these rules. By doing this, we are taking an important step towards bettering the (local) living and air quality.

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Questions about clean shipping? Get in touch!

portretfoto Henri van de Weide
Henri van de Weide

Adviseur Divisie Havenmeester

+31 20 523 45 00

Be part of a better port

Together with the port business community and our partners, we aim to create a better port every day. That's why we continuously work on our accessibility and facilitate a smooth, safe, and transparent shipping process. By investing in sustainable energy and circular activities, we take the lead in developing a future proof port.

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