• 2019 January 11 10:32

    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, the company said in its release.

    This is revealed in the provisional transhipment figures announced today. Transhipment in IJmuiden rose by 1% to 18.6 million tonnes. Beverwijk saw transhipment decline by 9% to 0.7 million tonnes. Transhipment in Zaanstad was down 30% to 0.2 million tonnes.

    The record set by the Port of Amsterdam is primarily attributable to a 19% increase in the transhipment of agribulk to 8.4 million tonnes and 68% growth in the transhipment of containers. This sharp rise is due in part to Samskip’s regular liner service to the UK. Transhipment of construction products also rose by 8% to 7.4 million tonnes.

    Other liquid bulk cargo, such as basic chemicals, rose by 23% to 2.7 million tonnes. Other dry bulk increased by 13% to 2.9 million tonnes and transhipment in Ro/Ro and other breakbulk rose by 24% in 2018 to 2.3 million tonnes.

    The transhipment of total fossil cargo decreased in 2018. Coal fell by 18% to 13 million tonnes. This is the fourth consecutive year that there has been a decrease in coal transhipment. The transhipment of oil products stabilised in 2018 at 44.5 million tonnes.

    Imports at the Port of Amsterdam stabilised at 50.6 million tonnes last year. Exports on the other hand were up by 3% at 31.7 million tonnes.

    A total of 43 hectares of land was leased out to companies in 2018, compared to 18 hectares in 2017. Large parcels of land were leased to companies including Fetim (9 hectares), Commodity Centre Netherlands (6 hectares) and Delin (5 hectares). A number of new companies, such as Integrated Green Energy solutions (IGES) and Plastic Recycling Amsterdam (PRA), also opened locations on existing lots. This has transformed the Amsterdam port area into a genuine circular plastic hub, with PRA turning recyclable plastic into raw materials for new plastics. IGES converts non-recyclable plastics into marine fuel.

    Koen Overtoom, CEO of Port of Amsterdam: ‘The level of transhipment in 2018 marks an all-time high for the region and Amsterdam. We are seeing our strategic choices to diversify reflected in the growth of the different cargo flows. We are becoming less dependent on fossil. The economic growth in the Netherlands is also mirrored in the increase in the transhipment of construction materials and the leasing out of land in the port area.’

    Amsterdam received 180 sea cruise ships in 2018, including 117 cruise calls and 63 turnarounds. 2018 was a record year. The number of sea cruise passengers remained approximately the same as the previous year at 425,600. The number of cruise ship calls in IJmuiden totalled 30, compared to 23 in 2017. The number of river cruise ship calls amounted to 2007 versus 1876 in 2017.




2019 March 26

18:06 Georgia Ports Authority marks decade of partnership with Kia
17:50 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput delivered first batch of cargo for Arctic LNG 2
17:36 ABB wins contract to power the first Chinese-built cruise vessel
17:04 Austal awarded A$369 million U.S. Navy contract
16:34 Nexans to supply turbine cables & accessories for the world’s first floating offshore wind farm operating at 66 kV
16:27 First LNG bunkering operations performed at Polish ports
16:04 CNOOC orders MacGregor on-vessel mooring systems for their new deepwater floating production unit
15:45 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:34 Wärtsilä propulsion solutions producing superior power for two new tug boats
15:04 European Parliament adopts final agreement on the Connection Europe Facility for 2021-2027
14:51 LNG Terminal in Świnoujście accepts fourth LNG spot cargo delivery this year
14:39 NORDEN sells 4 dry cargo vessels
14:27 LOTOS and PGNiG: first commercial bunkerings of ships with LNG in Polish seaports
13:54 Orekhovo-Zuyevo, missile ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, headed for Mediterranean under combat training plan
13:29 Phase 2 of Krievu Island project receives GRAND PRIX at Latvian Builders Association’s 2018 Annual Awards
13:02 Van Oord posts results for 2018
12:46 Sergey Karataev appointed General Director of Freight One JSC
12:20 Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of drilling rig Stena Don
11:35 Rosmorport to hold an auction to sell its МСП-90 boom-laying boat
11:11 16 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 25-26
10:49 Rosmorport to hold an auction to sell its Leader pilot boat
10:13 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.13% to $66.9, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.65% to $59.20
09:44 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, March 26
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 689 points
09:07 TenneT awarded a framework agreement to Jan De Nul Group for repairs of TenneT’s offshore high-voltage cables
08:07 Berths for inland shipping now operational in Afrikahaven at the port of Amsterdam
07:41 GTT grants certification to SVEZA Group for production of plywood for Mark III containment system

2019 March 25

18:00 Navis N4 TOS selected to enhance terminal operations at North Carolina Ports
17:50 Increased safety for pilots boarding in Solent with new weather station
17:45 EMAR Offshore Services welcomes Damen ASD Tug 2811
17:25 Three basins of Russia’s IWW prepared for navigation season of 2019
16:48 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard signs contract on construction of 11 dry cargo carriers for STLC
15:52 Kenia host 6th Annual East Africa Transport and Infrastructure conference on 13-14 May 2019
15:26 UK Hydrographic Office works with Seychelles government to help tackle piracy in the Indian Ocean
15:04 Yang Ming reports financial results for 2018
14:03 Closing of MacGregor's TTS acquisition postponed to Q2 2019
13:10 ArcelorMittal and Dow start trials for a new CO2 project in North Sea Port
12:39 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 19,562 in RF spot market
12:05 Port of Antwerp updates figures for 2018
11:47 The Maritime Standard swings into 2019
11:30 Damen Shipyards Den Helder signs order with Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization for Expeditionary Survey Boat
11:21 Working group on construction of Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem established under auspices of RF Transport Ministry
11:12 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, March 25
11:04 IMO-executed GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity
10:36 Windpark Fryslân awards contract to Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa to build wind farm
10:30 Polarcus announces redelivery of Vyacheslav Tikhonov
10:00 Keppel finalizes the rig construction contract with Awilco Drilling for the construction of semisubmersible drilling rig
09:56 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports grew by 3.2% to 2.03 billion tonnes in 2M’2019
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.64% to $66.32, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.76% to $58.59
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 690 points

2019 March 24

16:29 VARO and GoodFuels extend partnership to scale Bio Fuel Oil availability to deep sea segment in ARA Region
15:13 New Kongsberg Maritime application enables Bureau Veritas to successfully complete the first ‘DP Digital Survey’
14:27 ESVAGT increases presence in dynamic offshore wind market
13:03 Semco secures EPCI contract with Total as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project
12:01 Safe Scandinavia option restructure and extension

2019 March 23

16:03 NCL announces plans for new staff training facility
15:54 ABP Humber provides land to support KIA expansion
14:22 SeaPlanner to support marine coordination for Taiwan's Formosa I offshore wind farm
13:31 Høglund awarded fuel-gas supply systems contract for six Hurtigruten passenger ships retrofits
12:25 McDermott secures substantial offshore EPCI contract in the Middle East