While transhipment was at a record high in 2019 at 86.9 million tonnes, in 2020 this number was 74.3 million tonnes, a 14% decrease, for the port of Amsterdam.
Last week TMA Logistics did a test on container barge Ms Royaal with eConowind. This is a container with collapsible sails that can be sailed partly on wind.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) – which promotes the interest of some 200 ports worldwide – has presented guidelines for the safe handling of LNG-powered vessels at port terminals.
Transhipment in the seaports in the North Sea Canal region – Amsterdam, IJmuiden, Beverwijk and Zaanstad – fell by 10.7% to 48.7 million tonnes (2019: 54.6 million) in the first six months of this year.
Internationally renowned shipyard, Royal Van Lent, set out to upgrade its existing facilities at the Port of Amsterdam in order to enable the build of increasingly larger luxury super yachts of up to 160 meters in length.
Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV realised net profit* of EUR 68.5 million in 2018, which represents a 12.5% increase compared to 2017 (net profit of EUR 60.9 million).
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 Netherlands is one of the world’s top three countries affected by cyber attacks. Ports are particularly vulnerable, as they have a wide range of information systems and their data is used by many different parties.
The circular plastics hub in the Port of Amsterdam is expanding through the construction of a new plastics recycling plant. PRA, a collaboration between Umincorp and Milieu Service Nederland, commenced construction of a plant this week.