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  1. News item 06-03-2019
    The new sea lock - what's happening in March and April?

    In March and April, work will be carried out to the exterior facade of the Lock Operation Centre (SOC) (number 1 in the picture); various engineering works will be carried out to complete the lock gates; construction activities are still being carried out to heighten the walls of the inner lock... read more »

  2. Press release 22-02-2019
    Major Dutch maritime companies join Green Maritime Methanol project

    Shipowners, shipyards, manufacturers and ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam join forces to study methanol as a marine fuel. read more »

  3. Press release 19-02-2019
    Inland shipping joins forces in Amsterdam-Utrecht-Rotterdam corridor

    TMA Logistics, CTU and VCL join forces to establish the North West Central Corridor. This cargo consolidation will result in a more reliable barge product, more sustainable transport and fewer handling delays at the terminals. The initiative is supported by the deep sea container terminals in... read more »

  4. Press release 31-01-2019
    2018: increase in ship calls while number of serious accidents remains virtually unchanged

    The port of Amsterdam welcomed a total of 41,424 barges and 7,525 sea-going vessels in 2018, including 180 sea cruise ships. The numbers for 2017 were 40,012 and 7,011, respectively. The number of recreational vessels passing through the IJmuiden sea locks was also up from 2017: from 9,207 to 10,... read more »

  5. News item 24-01-2019
    ‘There is a whole world to win by committing to circular business’

    ‘Raw materials are of immeasurable value, because they make our existence possible. In a good circular model, we appreciate this value. For instance, by asking ourselves whether we could use less raw materials to make things and also whether we might use “second-hand raw materials”. So what is... read more »

  6. News item 24-01-2019
    Clean the World recycles unused hotel soap and shampoo

    After working in the hotel sector for 20 years, Andres Fellenberg van der Molen of Clean The World experienced his Eureka moment: soap and hotel amenities, the soap and shampoo found in hotel bathrooms, needed to be recycled. What guests didn’t use was being thrown out and incinerated, whereas many... read more »

  7. News item 24-01-2019
    ‘A circular chemical industry allows us to take huge steps in making the economy more sustainable’

    ‘It is widely known that the energy transition, such as developments and applications in the areas of wind and solar energy, is contributing to making the economy more sustainable. The role and significance of biomass in contributing to making the economy more sustainable, however, is a hazier... read more »

  8. News item 24-01-2019
    Circular disrupts misguided linear system

    ‘For us, engaging in circular business means restoring balance in the world. That balance has been lost owing to the linear system in which raw materials are used only once and then discarded. A very misguided and expensive system, as raw materials are becoming depleted. This can and must change.’... read more »

  9. News item 20-01-2019
    First lock gate of the new sea lock has arrived at IJmuiden

    The first of a total of three lock gates for the new sea lock has arrived at IJmuiden today. The lock gate was towed by a tug across the North Sea to its final destination. On its way from South Korea to IJmuiden - with a stopover at Maasvlakte 2 - the lock gate has covered a total of more than 26,... read more »

  10. Press release 10-01-2019
    Port of Amsterdam sets new transhipment record in 2018

    Port of Amsterdam achieved a new transhipment record in 2018 with transhipment totalling 82.3 million tonnes, compared to 81.3 million tonnes in the previous year. Together with the other ports in the North Sea Canal Area, total transhipment consequently amounted to 101.8 million tonnes in 2018. read more »