Why we do it

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Vision 2030
Value creation
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Sustainable port
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Port of Amsterdam seeks to contribute to a sustainable world for current and future generations in the region, the business community and shipping. The port plays an increasingly important role in the city and region’s metabolism: supply and disposal, the ‘roundabout’ of circular waste and resources, and the battery role for clean energy.

Vision 2030: faster, smarter, cleaner

By 2030, the Amsterdam port region will be more than a hub – it will be a dynamic metropolitan port that combines the strengths of Amsterdam’s three main assets: the world-class logistics hub, the high-quality regional industry and the diverse urban services industry. By connecting these three assets as effectively as possible, we create cross-pollination, synergy and innovation. This ensures that the Amsterdam port region remains one of Europe’s leading ports and a driver of the economy – one that is fast, smart and clean.

Our vision 2030 plan is in line with the North Sea Canal Area 2040 regional plan. View  Our vision in 1 minute.


Koen Overtoom CEO Port of Amsterdam

Koen Overtoom

'The port offers a variety of facilities that the city needs, ranging from water purification and energy to logistics innovation and construction materials. This is only set to increase in the coming years due to the growth of Amsterdam and the port’s investment in circular activities.'

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Value creation

Our aim is to generate healthy financial returns coupled with a high quality of life and significant added value for the region. Our mission is to create value by breaking new ground. A clean environment and high-quality public space are our permanent goals, and the living environment and societal aspects within and outside the company remain a priority throughout. We ensure that our efforts and targets are in line with the Dutch Energy Agreement for sustainable growth (2013), the Commodities Agreement and international CSR guidelines such as the OECD guidelines and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This enables us to demonstrate our value creation in a wider context. We set concrete targets for ourselves and closely monitor progress.

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Michiel de Brauw CFO Port of Amsterdam

‘Solid turnover and profits only tell one side of the story. There are many factors that determine a company’s health. There is your licence to operate, for example, which is granted to you not just by your shareholders and investors, but also by the general public, your employees and the market.’



Sustainable port

Our strategy is one of sustainable growth, ensuring that we will be among the leading sustainable ports in Europe by 2030: economically strong, with a good competitive position and a focus on the environment (both the natural environment and our living environment) and society. This also means we are committed to reducing disturbance and environmental impact to a minimum: a large port with a small footprint.

Due to the presence of industry, an airport and a sea port, the North Sea Canal Area has a substantial impact on the immediate environment. Since we are, and want to remain, a smart, clean and efficient port, we invest in sustainability. We do this, for example, by establishing programmes aimed at improving the quality of life, promoting the use of biofuels, promoting solar and wind energy, and providing alternatives for cleaner shipping. The Community Health Service (GGD) has been measuring air quality for many years, and its findings have shown that the port area amply fulfils the European standards. Yet we still want to work with the industry to further reduce shipping emissions and reduce their environmental impact. Our targets and specific measures for 2021 are described in our Clean Shipping Vision.

For further information about the 'sustainable port' view also:  Sustainablility   Quality of life

Milembe Mateyo Harbour Master

‘We are very proud of our Clean Shipping Vision. It is an ambitious plan, one that contributes to the sustainability of the logistics supply chain and quality of life in the urban area around the port. This is what socially responsible business represents to us.’


Reputation & customer satisfaction

The city and its port are highly dependent on each other in a variety of ways, making the free and efficient exchange of ideas all the more important to both parties. It also enables us to create long-term value for the city and region.

We regularly conduct surveys among our stakeholders in order to gather feedback on our actions.
In addition to periodic customer satisfaction surveys, studies on the use of the waterways, and employee satisfaction surveys, we conduct a reputation survey twice a year.


4 Strategic roadmaps


Energy transition »

Renewable energy and sustainable raw materials form the essential pillars for the development of a new energy and industry system. Port of Amsterdam is already Europe’s largest energy port. In order to safeguard our role as energy port, we are exploring potential new cargo flows and methods of generating sustainable energy. We are doing this in collaboration with both companies located in the port and other partners.

Digitale haven

Digital Port »

Port of Amsterdam serves as a logistics and economic hub for the region. While the physical infrastructure will remain important, it is also important to realise that we operate in an era in which everything and everyone is digitally connected: from social networks to the Internet of Things. This provides opportunities for an information ecosystem that enriches the physical connections, contributes to further growth and takes space, predictability and customer satisfaction into account.

Circulaire economie

Circular economy »

The transition to a circular economy is fortunately unavoidable. The extraction of primary raw materials is, after all, becoming more and more expensive and is leaving a path of destruction in its wake around the world. What’s more, waste flows still too often have a disastrous impact on the ecosystem. Driven by government policy and innovativeness within the business community, major steps are being taken towards realising the Dutch government’s ambition for the Dutch economy to be completely circular by 2050. We are aiming to accelerate this process.

Logistiek & Bereikbaarheid

Logistics & Accessibility »

Maintaining the port’s good accessibility remains a critical factor for the success of clients operating in the port and for the port as a whole. But good accessibility is not a given. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is growing rapidly both in terms of the number of residents and the number of businesses. The transportation of people and cargo is consequently growing in tandem. This calls for innovative solutions in which Port of Amsterdam plays a key role.
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