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Strategy for 2021

The port is an economic driver for the Amsterdam metropolitan region. By bolstering clusters and networks, becoming the port of choice, diversifying and innovating we will grow as a smart, efficient and clean port.

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Priority port

As a port authority, we are working on building an area where companies want to invest in and share their networks. We want to be the port of choice and excel in user-friendliness, safety, appeal and efficiency.


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Port of Amsterdam

As a port authority, we are working on creating a digital, sustainable port based on clean shipping, new and existing cargo flows and earning models – where business activity, port operations, life and nature are all perfectly integrated and where businesses invest and share their networks.

We firmly believe that the Port can always improve its access by making it smarter, cleaner and more efficient.


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Energy transition

Port of Amsterdam is Europe’s largest energy port and the Amsterdam terminals are among the cleanest terminals operating anywhere in the world. We aim to maintain this position on a sustainable basis and are transitioning the balance between fossil and non-fossil cargo, step by step.

More about the energy transition, click here.



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We aim to grow further together and sustainably develop Port of Amsterdam into an innovative network port. For start-ups and scale-ups, we provide facilities, financing and the leading platform for start-ups, ProDock.

More about innovation, click here.

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Branches and cargo flows

Port of Amsterdam is a logistical hub specialising in the storage and transhipment of fossil fuels, agri-bulk, mixed cargo, building materials & recycling. The port also accommodates companies operating in the manufacturing industry. Amsterdam is a popular destination for sea cruise liners.

We are investing in creating a world-class business development climate, development and innovation, jobs and revenues, quality of life and circularity.

Click here for more information about cargo flows and setting up operations in the Port.

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Digital port

We are investing in new technologies in order to optimise logistics and other processes of Port of Amsterdam and its customers and to manage shipping traffic smarter and more efficiently.

More about the digital port, click here.

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Harbour Master's Division

On behalf of the North Sea Canal Central Nautical Management (CNB), we are in charge of the safe, efficient and responsible management of shipping traffic. 24/7 supervision by multi-functional patrol boats and a high-tech traffic control system, working together with the surrounding harbours.

Click here te read more about the Harbour Masters Division.

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Sea lock

The largest sea lock in the world will be will be available for shipping early 2022. This lock will be bigger, wider, deeper and completely non-tidal. It will enable the newest generation of sea vessels to reach Amsterdam efficiently and safely 24/7.

Click here for more information about the new sea lock.

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We believe the port of the future is a sustainable port that safeguards every interest in the areas of health, the environment and ecology. We therefore review proposals and plans in the port area from an economic and sustainable perspective as much as possible.

Click here to read more about sustainability.

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