The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area traditionally plays a pivotal role in the global economy. Maintaining that position calls for constant innovation. Up to now, the four hubs (sea and airport, green and data port) and various public agencies have worked together when opportunities have presented themselves. But they also do a lot independently of each other. According to the Amsterdam Logistic Board during last week's WeMakethe.City, a smarter approach can and should be taken to this because the region and the sector are facing mounting logistical challenges.
Maaike van der Windt, head of Aviation Marketing, Cargo & Customer Experience at Royal Schiphol Group, said that all of the AMA's activities need to be smarter, cleaner and faster.
Femke Brenninkmeijer, director of Energy, Cargo & Offshore at Port of Amsterdam, illustrated this with an example. She spoke at the conference and recognises the great importance of cooperation in the cargo transport corridors: ‘The parties concerned can make a big difference by sharing capacity, knowledge and cargo, resulting in a better and more sustainable logistics product.’ Brenninkmeijer is referring to the North West Central Corridor, the logistic partnership of deepsea terminals, inland terminals, Port of Rotterdam and Port of Amsterdam, and inland shipping companies on the Amsterdam-Utrecht-Rotterdam inland waterway, which was established in February 2019.
Next year, the Amsterdam Logistic Board will be looking for a new, shared approach to the future with a vision and concrete measures. Click here for more information (in Dutch).