Port of Amsterdam’s revenue increased in 2017, reaching EUR 150.1 million, as compared to EUR 146.3 million delivered in 2016.
The operating result increased from EUR 73.3 million in 2016 to EUR 74.3 million in 2017.
“Record transshipment of 81.3 million tonnes in 2017 contributed to our good operating result of more than EUR 74 million,” Koen Overtoom, CEO of Port of Amsterdam, said.
“2017 also saw the arrival of a number of fantastic businesses in the port, such as Bio Energy Netherlands and Chaincraft, which are contributing to the achievement of our strategy and Vision2030,” Overtoom added.
Transhipment in the North Sea Canal Area rose to a record level of 100.8 million tonnes in 2017, while transhipment in the Port of Amsterdam was up 2.4% to 81.3 million tonnes. The port informed that the increase occurred in virtually all cargo flows, with the largest rises in agribulk, ores and fertilisers. Transhipment of coal declined by 3 percent to 15.8 million tonnes.
The number of sea-going vessels visiting the port region in 2017 increased to 7,011 from 6,982 in 2016.
Port of Amsterdam expects the storage and transhipment of fossil transport fuels such as petrol, diesel and kerosene to continue to rise in the coming years.
“The circular cluster will also be expanded in 2018 with a number of new facilities and we will make further progress on energy transition.”