In November 2022, the Port of Amsterdam replaced the shore power points on the inland shipping jetty in the Nieuwe Houthaven with ‘smart’ shore power points.
he Port of Amsterdam considers this development a real milestone, because now all the shore power points are smart in the port.
These smart shore power points are ergonomically designed, so the plugs are very easy to connect and Port of Amsterdam can reset the power points remotely in case of a malfunction.
The Port has also reinforced the embankment of the breakwater in the Houthaven. Therefore it is no longer obligatory to moor ‘bow to front’.
Operators can also moor with the stern near the shore power point. Because of this, connecting the ship to shore power is even easier.
As a result of placement of the smart shore power points throughout the port, there will be a generator ban at the waiting berths in the Houthaven, Nieuwe Houthaven and Minervahaven as of mid-January 2023. Once the generator ban is in effect, it is indicated on the signs.
Recently, tank storage company Evos, Hydrogenious and Port of Amsterdam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), ratifying their intention to jointly realize large-scale import facilities for hydrogen at the port of Amsterdam.
The facilities will comprise a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) dehydrogenation plant with a final release capacity of up to 100-500 tonnes of hydrogen per day as well as related storage and handling facilities.