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  • Press release 10-08-2020
    Transhipment in North Sea Canal ports down by more than 10 percent due to coronavirus crisis
    Transshipment also fell in the port of Amsterdam during the first six months of 2020. The volume declined from 45.2 million tonnes in the first half of 2019 to 39.8 million tonnes this year (-12%). This drop was also clearly a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • News item 27-07-2020
    PORT SEE app for up-to-date information about river cruise ports
    The corona crisis has literally stopped many cruise ships. Fortunately, the business is slowly recovering, but the situation is still changing on a daily basis. That is why it is important for shipping companies to be able to easily check at any time which ports are open and what measures, if any, apply there. It is important for ports to be able to update changes in COVID measures quickly. The Port SEE app meets this need and is a new platform for the river cruise sector in Europe.
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  • News item 02-07-2020
    Updated website Port of Amsterdam live
    MyPort: online platform for services and tools
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  • News item 02-07-2020
    Questions? Now over to Eef
    Eef will be coming online this month. At the moment she only speaks Dutch. ‘We hope that this chatbot will make it far easier for inland navigation boatmasters to obtain information.’
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  • News item 25-06-2020
    The lock gates, the lock gate chamber and the inner head
    The lock gate chamber is where the operational lock gate will roll in and out. In the near future, the spare gate will be located next to the operational gate in this same gate chamber. Early in 2019, one of the three lock gates was already brought inside the future chamber of the new sea lock. The other two gates (now at OpenIJ in Amsterdam) will be positioned into the lock in 2021. Maarten Verdonk of OpenIJ works as Site Manager for the inner and outer lock heads and the lock chamber.
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  • Press release 24-06-2020
    Dutch Seaports win International Award for Sustainability
    They received the award for a joint project aimed at the application of OECD guidelines for seaports. These government guidelines concern corporate social responsibility in international business. The seaports examined how they could contribute to making occasionally risky cargo flows more sustainable.
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  • News item 23-06-2020
    The sand depot of the new sea lock in IJmuiden
    Arjan's special responsibility within the new sea lock project is dredging and the moving or removing of soil.
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  • News item 23-06-2020
    We do anything for minimal inconvenience to traffic
    Port of Amsterdam's Harbour Master's Division is responsible for a safe, smooth and environmentally sound flow of shipping traffic in the whole of the North Sea Canal area. This area will soon also include the new sea lock. Cooperation between Port of Amsterdam, Rijkswaterstaat and OpenIJ is very important, above all during lock closures. Jordy explained how this works. 
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  • News item 23-06-2020
    Three questions to Peter van Hoogstraten of OpenIJ
    Peter van Hoogstraten is project leader at OpenIJ for the eastern part of the lock in IJmuiden. According to Peter, compliance with the measures is going well. We asked him three questions about this.
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  • News item 23-06-2020
    New sea lock, what's happening in July and August?
    The following activities are scheduled for the coming months: The connection of the lock sill to the lock gate chamber of the inner head (number 1 in the picture); dredging work in the new lock chamber (number 2 in the picture); and the construction of the eastern part of the flood barrier on the north side (number 3 in the picture). In addition, the activities on the walls of the inner lock head will continue throughout July and August.
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