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Number of maritime accidents in North Sea Canal Area down in 2017

Het afgelopen jaar arriveerden circa 7000 zeeschepen in de havens in het Noordzeekanaalgebied, waaronder bijna 4700 in de Amsterdamse haven. In 2017 bezochten zo’n 40.000 binnenvaartschepen de havenregio. Het aantal nautische ongevallen over 2017...
Luchtfoto bouw nieuwe zeesluis februari 2018

The new sea lock - what's happening in February?

The new control building (no. 1 in the picture) is slowly beginning to take shape by now. The lock gate chambers (no. 2 in the picture) are also gaining in height. Also continuing this month are the concreting and anchoring operations of the lock...
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Improved information provision through Dynamic Lock Scheduling application

The Dynamic Lock Scheduling web application has been upgraded and now enables you to schedule your stay in the Amsterdam port area with even greater precision.
LNG bunkeren

Port of Amsterdam and Titan LNG sign long-term Rental Agreement

Port of Amsterdam and Titan LNG have signed a long-term contract for the “home” location of Titan’s bunkering pontoon: the FlexFueler001.

The new sea lock – what’s happening in January?

The construction of the temporary flood barrier – which serves to keep the hinterland dry during storms – will continue this month. The old water barrier is simultaneously being excavated. The walls of the gate chambers are being erected inside the...

Hydrogen is a cornerstone in unlocking the full offshore wind potential the North Sea offers

A new report by the World Energy Council the Netherlands (WEC) underpins once again that the North Sea will play a crucial role in the energy transition of North West Europe.
Gantry STS-kranen op weg naar de sluis in IJmuiden vanmorgen vroeg

Port of Amsterdam receives LME certification

Port of Amsterdam was awarded an LME certification this week by the London Metal Exchange (LME).

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Port of Amsterdam is Western Europe’s fourth largest port and plays a major role in the transhipment and processing of energy products. The North Sea Canal Area transhipped approximately 97 million tonnes of goods in 2016, with Port of Amsterdam accounting for approximately 79 million tonnes of this amount. A total of 67,000 people work in the port region either at companies in the port or at port-related companies. Approximately 34,000 of these people work in Amsterdam. Port of Amsterdam is committed to being a smart port and to adding value for customers and the environment in a sustainable and innovative manner. It seeks to promote growth at companies, while still taking a careful approach to the available space and the quality of water, soil and air. As 'Port of Partnerships', Port of Amsterdam works intensively with partners in the business community, city and region.

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