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In advance

Notification of each ship visit must be given at least 24 hours before arrival in PCS.

We will notify you via email whether you need any additional exemptions or permits.


Before arrival

Consult the lock schedule for the most up-to-date planning information for ships using the IJmuiden North Lock.

Make a public berth reservation, if necessary.

Order the nautical service providers up to two hours before arrival.

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Arrival and stay in the port

Upon arrival, the captain and the Harbour Master establish contact through VHF.

During your stay, you can dispose of ship waste or apply for an exemption or permit.

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Berth shift and departure

Report any berth shifts or departures in time via PCS and order the nautical service providers up to two hours before departure.

Invoices for the harbour dues and for extra services - if there are any - will be sent to your agent.

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Compulsory pilotage

Captains have long been able to apply for exemption from compulsory pilotage with a PEC (Pilotage Exemption Certificate). Read more about:

  • PEC structure
  • Applying for a PEC
  • Limits for the PEC, such as weather conditions

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Waterway information

All the facts about our waterways, including the largest sea lock in the world.

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Port map

On the Port map you will find nautical information and berth information for seagoing vessels.

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Contact the Harbor Master's Division

Contact the Harbor Master's Division to report arrival and departure, with operational reporting, to ask for assistance with permits and exemptions, to indicate hazardous substances, and learn more about waiting areas, for example.

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The Maritime Product Team

To make all visits to the Amsterdam port area as quick, easy and predictable as possible, Port of Amsterdam works to create smarter products and services, every single day.

During 2023, the Maritime Product Team will focus mostly on:

MyPort: the online platform for smarter and faster business in the Amsterdam port. All services and tools available on the platform MyPort are well-designed and personalized based on the needs of the customer.

Digital applications: developing and/or optimizing the digital services, such as;

  • Applications: Smarter forms with more pre-filled data so that you can send out your application faster. This includes an overview of submitted applications and the status.
  • Lock Schedule: There is an up-to-date planner for Zeesluis IJmuiden and the Noordersluis. Please note that the impact of salinization could potentially affect the Lock Schedule.
  • New Seaport dues application: a digital form for submitting a quick, easy and efficient statements regarding seaport dues.

Predictability: based on the seafaring vision, we develop services that manage expectations so that all parties involved in a seafaring journey can respond with speed.

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What's new?

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Business November 15 . 2023
Together with a wide variety of partners, Port of Amsterdam announced three agreements during the H2 Connecting Event in Duisburg, which bolster the port’s position as a key supplier of renewable hydrogen and its derivatives to the German market. The aim of the H2 Connecting Event, presided over by His Majesty the King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander, is to strengthen the collaboration between the Netherlands and Germany in the field of renewable hydrogen, as well as to lay the foundation for intra-European corridors, with Spanish producers potentially supplying German off-takers via the Netherlands. The three agreements signed by Port of Amsterdam pursue these same goals, and seek to leverage the existing partnerships Port of Amsterdam has with prominent prospective producers.
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Business October 24 . 2023
Together with ACWA Power, Zenith and GasLog we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the viability for a green hydrogen export corridor between ACWA Power’s global hydrogen production sites and the port of Amsterdam.
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October 4 . 2023
In the Minervahaven, 2 new waiting places for inland navigation will be created on the site of the current coaster waiting place. These waiting places are for vessels without a blue cone.