Port of Amsterdam is engaged in developing, operating and managing the Amsterdam port region. It also promotes sustainable economic development in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area in order to maintain a good balance between healthy financial returns, a high quality of life and significant added value for the region.
The Amsterdam port region is one of the world’s largest logistics hubs. Handling 100 million tonnes in cargo traffic annually, Amsterdam is one of Western Europe’s Top 5 sea ports.
The Port’s strategic and central location within Europe makes it easily accessible and ensures excellent connections to all major European markets. The Amsterdam port region is comprised of the ports of Amsterdam, Beverwijk, Zaandam and Velsen/IJmuiden.The ports in the North Sea Canal Area handled a total of 100.8 million tonnes of cargo in 2017, including more than 81.3 million tonnes in the Port of Amsterdam. The port region employs some 70,000 people in all, roughly half of whom are based in Amsterdam.
Port of Amsterdam has three key responsibilities:
Optimising services and the business development climate for businesses located in the port region;
Building and maintaining infrastructure, upgrading the port and managing Port of Amsterdam’s Westpoort section;
Promoting the efficient, safe and environmentally responsible handling of shipping traffic from 40 kilometres off the coast of IJmuiden up to the Oranjesluizen locks. We perform this work on behalf of the Central Nautical Management.