Port of Amsterdam has become a partner in the European project H2Ships. This Interreg North-West Europe project focuses on establishing the essential conditions for a successful market introduction of hydrogen as a fuel for shipping. The project will receive approximately €3.5 million in grants from the Interreg North-West Europe Program (2019-2022).
Port of Amsterdam
The Port of Amsterdam received the first pile for the new industrial fire station, Joint Fire Brigade Amsterdam (GBA). GBA will boost fire safety in the port, while also increase business continuity. Also, it is capable of detecting the impact of changes in cargo flows and propose safety measures for the port’s efficient operation.
The Port of Amsterdam announced a pilot project deploying a sailing drone that inspects the depth of marginal ships at the locks of IJmuiden, in a bid to gain experience in new technologies in nautical processes. The experiment is underway this week, 8-13 July.
Europe’s first inland-waterway LNG bunker vessel conducted its first bunkering operations in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp. The ‘LNG London’ vessel, owned by LNG Shipping – cooperation between Victrol and Sogestran, is on a long-term charter to Shell.
The inland terminals CTU in Lelystad, HOV Harlingen and Westerman Multimodal Logistics in Hasselt joined the North West Central Corridor in June. This partnership of deep-sea terminals, inland terminals and inland shipping companies on the Amsterdam-Utrecht-Rotterdam route was firstly launched in February 2019.
The Irish Port of Cork and the Dutch Port of Amsterdam signed a collaboration agreement in Cork, on 14 June, under which they will share their expertise and experience in a number of areas in order to promote trade between their ports.
Completion work is keeping up for the lock gates that arrived at the port of Amsterdam at the beginning of this year, the port announced. After completion, a testing period will be run at OpenIJ Logistics Centre in Amsterdam.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it is homeporting a ship in Amsterdam for the first time with the European debut of Norwegian Pearl. With this move, the brand expanded its presence to six vessels in the area. On June 8, Norwegian Pearl’s Captain, Paul von Knorring, and the ship’s officers were given a plaque and key to the city of Amsterdam.
The Port of Amsterdam acquires a cyber security program in order to keep companies and entrepreneurs in the North Sea Canal Area informed of possible cyber attacks. The Port updates its cyber security program, following the online publicity campaign being conducted by the Government of the Netherlands to call on people to better protect themselves against internet crime.
As local sources report, the Columbus cruise ship unexpectedly changed its course and docked at the Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden. While the cruise vessel departed from Amsterdam it hit something in the water. Thus, the Port of Amsterdam and the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate were then on board for consultation and the exchange of information.
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