More liquid bulk cargo
The Port of Amsterdam presented the provisional results in a press release, stating that the Port of Amsterdam has posted a record year. Total transhipment in 2014 amounted to almost 80 tonnes. The transhipment of liquid bulk cargo even rose to 42 million tonnes, representing an increase of 2%. Liquid bulk cargo includes crude oil, cooking oils, fruit juices and liquefied gas and chemicals.
Dertje Meijer, the Port of Amsterdam’s CEO, is pleased with the results and comments in a press release
: “2014 was a successful year on a number of fronts. Over the past year we saw a positive decision be reached with respect to the new large sea lock, finalised our Vision 2030 in collaboration with our stakeholders and obtained a number of environmental permits that can be an impetus for our activities by, for example, providing greater scope for lighterage within the existing environmental limits. It is fantastic to be able to conclude the year with these transhipment figures. The focus in 2015 will be primarily on the preparations for SAIL Amsterdam 2015, the roll-out of our Vision 2030 and the preparations for the construction of the new large sea lock.”
The success of the Port of Amsterdam contributes to the Netherlands' reputation for outstanding trade logistics. In the World Bank’s 2014 Logistics Performance Index
, the Netherlands gained three places and was only surpassed by Germany. The Netherlands ranks second on the index and scores very well on the quality of trade and transport-related infrastructure such as ports, roads and IT. The Port of Amsterdam is presently the fourth-largest port in Europe, and it is 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.