The Port of Amsterdam as an international gateway
In a press statement Dr. Axel Schweitzer, Executive Chairman of the ALBA Group, explained: “The terminal serves as an interface between the European and global market for the ALBA Group. In Amsterdam, we have created the best conditions for further building on our position as one of the leading international high quality recycling and raw materials handling company.”
In the statement the company also explained why the Port of Amsterdam is the perfect location for the new terminal. For example, the water depth of 15 metres provides ideal shipping conditions, while its rapid links to the North Sea, just a few kilometres away, also contributed to the decision. Last but not least, Amsterdam’s outstanding overall infrastructure made the choice to set up the new terminal here an easy one.
Excellent logistics infrastructure
From Amsterdam, high-speed rail services connect you to Paris, Brussels and German’s main cities in just a few hours. The Port of Amsterdam is presently ranked fourth in Europe, supported by excellent rail and road networks. It is also the world’s busiest cocoa port, Europe’s largest port for fuel exports and Europe’s second largest port for coal imports.
The Port of Amsterdam is also proud of this new cooperation with ALBA. Koen Overtoom, COO of the Port notes: “The cooperation between ALBA and the Port of Amsterdam shows the true spirit of our Amsterdam Port slogan: Port of Partnerships. We are able to develop and to realise great things when we work together, when we use our flexibility, our creativity, share our knowledge, dedication and commitment.”