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Annual report 2018

Port of Amsterdam serves as a logistics hub, industrial hotspot and service provider to the city. We are building a port with increasing value to its customers and local communities. This is a joint initiative, carried out under the pay off Port of Partnerships.

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Port of Partnerships

We believe that Port of Amsterdam, being in charge of the port’s management and development, can achieve the best results if we join forces and work together as partners: by entering into, and facilitating, long-term partnerships. Only then can we develop our port into a flexible and resilient environment in which we create value for our stakeholders. It is based on this belief that we are are positioning ourselves as the Port of Partnerships.


Annual report

Port of Amsterdam posted turnover of EUR 157.4 million in 2018. Our sources of turnover are port dues, rents and ground leases. We pay annual dividend to the City of Amsterdam.

Our annual reports comply with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). These internationally accepted guidelines serve as the standard for businesses reporting on sustainability and other non-financial information. 

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Port of Amsterdam in figures




Board of Directors

K.J. (Koen) Overtoom, CEO »

Koen Overtoom studied Economics at the University of Amsterdam. He started his career in the port of Amsterdam as Manager Logistics for Unieveem BV. After Unieveem, he became General Manager at Ter Haak Warehousing and Logistics, where he was responsible for the storage and logistics operations within Ter Haak Group. In the last 15 years, he has worked at Havenbedrijf Amsterdam N.V., first as Sales Director Germany and subsequently as Cluster Manager Containers, Breakbulk and Logistics, Managing Director Commercial Division and Chief Operating Officer. Since December 2016, he has served as CEO of Port of Amsterdam. On the basis of his role in the BOZ sea ports organisation, Koen is active as a member of AB NML. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Port of Zwolle and has served in the role of Energy Commissioner of the Amsterdam port region since 2018.

M.R. (Michiel) de Brauw, CFO »

Michiel de Brauw studied Economics at the University of Groningen. He started his career at Nedlloyd in Rotterdam. After Nedlloyd, he was appointed as CFO at Danzas in Basel. From 2004, he often worked abroad before joining DHL, where he was stationed first in Basel, then in Bracknell and lastly in Bonn. Since November 2015, he has worked as CFO for Havenbedrijf Amsterdam N.V. Michiel holds board positions at Stichting Waarborgfonds Sport (Sport Guarantee Fund Foundation), Vereeniging Nederlandsch Historisch Scheepvaart Museum (VNHSM – Dutch Historical Maritime Museum Society) and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Amports.

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Supervisory Board

K. (Koos) van der Steenhoven, Chair
R.I. (Ingrid) Doerga
J.F.J.M. (Jeroen) de Haas
W.J. (Willemijn) Maas
P.G. (Philip) Stibbe

Jordy Husslage & Eline Huiting

Harbour Master ad interim

Jordy Husslage »

Jordy Husslage studied Human Resource Management at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam, where he graduated in the field of intercultural awareness. He later obtained his MSc Business Administration from the Amsterdam Business School, a division of the University of Amsterdam. His Msc was on the subject of leadership. He began his career at KLM as a team leader and held various management positions at KLM involving a combination of logistics, process optimisation and personnel management. He moved to Port of Amsterdam in the position of Port Office & Engineering Department manager in 2016. In 2018, Jordy was appointed Head of Operations at the Harbour Master's Division. As Head of Operations, he is also Deputy Harbour Master and Deputy Director of the Central Nautical Management. Jordy is also a member of the board of the NNVO foundation, which is responsible for maritime traffic management training and other maritime training in the Netherlands.

Eline Huiting »

Eline Huiting studied Business Economics at the University of Groningen. She graduated in the field of management and organisation, majoring in leadership in changing organisations. She began her career as a trainee at the City of Amsterdam, after which she worked as a management advisor for management/planning & control at the administrative office of the City of Amsterdam. She joined Port of Amsterdam in 2005 in the position of strategic advisor and secretary of the North Sea Canal Area Central Nautical Management. She moved to the position of head of the Policy department in 2014. In 2018, she was appointed head of the Advisory and Policy Department of the Harbour Master's Division, as well as Deputy Harbour Master and Deputy Director of the Central Nautical Management.

Port of Amsterdam's history

From Division of Ports and Commerce Facilities to Port of Amsterdam

The history of today’s Port of Amsterdam dates back to 1900. On 30 May of that year, the Amsterdam city council agreed to establish a regulation for a reorganisation into a ‘Division of Ports and Commerce Facilities’. At the time, ‘ports and commerce facilities’ included the local water bodies, quays, wharfs, unloading docks and berths, sites, pilot stations, warehouses, tools, equipment and other facilities of the IJ River, the Westerdok, Oosterdok, Nieuwevaart, Houthaven and Coenhaven areas, the Municipal Commercial Warehouse and the Stock Exchange.  Read more »

On 1 January 1973, the Port Authority – which up to that point had been an independent entity – and the Amsterdam Nautical and Meteorological Institute were integrated into the division as departments. The Port Authority was headed by the Harbour Master. More than one year later, the name was changed to Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Amsterdam (Amsterdam Municipal Port Authority, GHB). One of the reasons for the name change was the port’s growing importance. The Authority had shifted its focus to development and operation of the Amsterdam port. In 1994, the Central Nautical Management (CNM) common regulations were established for nautical management in the North Sea Canal Area. The signatories included the cities of Amsterdam, Beverwijk, Velsen and Zaanstad and several private sector partners. The purpose was to establish a standarised and consistent policy in the North Sea Canal Area in association with the national government. On 18 March 1998, the city council decided to convert the Port Authority into an administratively independent entity. The name was changed to Haven Amsterdam (Port of Amsterdam) in January 2006. The actual hive-off of the Port Authority began one year later, and became official on 1 April 2013. The name of the new organisation was Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV, and in 2018 we began using the English name Port of Amsterdam, given our position as the fourth-largest sea port in Western Europe. Port of Amsterdam is a wholly owned investment holding of the City of Amsterdam.

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