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Berth capacity at Amsterdam terminal expanded

Vopak and the Port of Amsterdam have jointly invested in additional vessel handling infrastructure at Vopak Terminal Amsterdam Westpoort. One jetty will be extended with one berth for seagoing vessels, and a new quay wall with two berths for barges will be built, bringing the total number of berths to 4 for seagoing vessels and 10 for barges by the end of 2018.

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Air quality in port of Amsterdam meets EU standard

  The air quality in the Amsterdam port area has remained stable in 2014 compared to 2013. This is shown by air measurements carried out daily by the Community Health Service (GGD). Particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) are measured daily at five different locations throughout the port area. Compared to 2013, the total amount of these substances has remained stable after having decreased for several years. The European standard has been more than met at all measuring points. The number of odour-related complaints has halved from 180 in 2013 to 90 in 2014. In order to reduce these complaints further, Port of Amsterdam has installed 43 e-noses in association with the North Sea Canal Area Environment Agency (NSCAEA), the Province of North Holland and port companies. These electronic noses detect changes in the air and are able to trace the source of possible odour nuisance. Furthermore the e-noses operate as an early warning system for possible incidents and in doing so contribute to an increase in liveability. The funding for the e-noses was made possible by the NSCAEA and the Province of North Holland. Source: Port of Amsterdam In ...

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