In the transition from fossil to sustainable energy Port of Amsterdam is developing innovative solutions and facilities that contribute to the greening and cleaning of the city. The harbour provides space for generating capacity and for new energy sources. Port of Amsterdam helps to enhance Amsterdam’s profile as a sustainable metropolitan area with smart solutions and green energy.

Short Sea and new railway connections

Interview with Martijn de Gier, Terminal Manager at Vopak

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Increase in rail share of modal split

Rail transport


 cargo trains

‘At the heart of key transitions for the Amsterdam metropolitan area’

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Port of Amsterdam

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Last-mile hub for Marqt & Picnic

In addition to large-scale distribution, the port plays a role in local distribution in the form of ‘last-mile’ transport …
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Shipping and nautical safety

The North Sea Canal constitutes a main transport axis and it is the task of the Harbour Master to ensure that shipping traffic is managed in a safe …Read more in the annual report

Shipping movements

North Sea Canal Area



Increase in number of ships: 6.7% 
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Turning sandwich bags into diesel

A lot of plastic can be recycled. Unfortunately, that does not apply to wafer-thin plastic films. If such ‘end-of-life’ plastic …
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New techniques make waste recycling profitable

In 2018 the waste recycler PARO was building a new, state-of-the-art separation line, which will enter service in 2019. The …
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New rail link to Italy

Since 17 October 2018 three trains a week have operated from Melzo near Milan in Italy and the Holland Cargo Terminal (HCT) of TMA Logistics in the Amsterdam port area… Read more


The Port of Amsterdam is a logistical and economic hub for the region. The physical infrastructure is still important, but …
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