A surge in the transhipment of oil products in Amsterdam has played a major role in the overall growth of transhipments in the North Sea Canal area.
The seaports in the area, including the ports of Amsterdam, Ijmuiden, Beverwijk and Zaanstad have recorded a growth in transhipments of 1.3% in the first half of 2015. The Port of Amsterdam is the largest port in the region and saw its transhipment grow by 0.8% to 42.4 million tonnes.
The greatest growth has been in the transhipment of oil products, an area that the port of Amsterdam has been particularly strong.
Oil products at the port have increased by 5% to 22.3 million tonnes. Other liquid bulk products rose to 1.6 million tonnes – an increase of 20% compared to the same period in 2014.
Dertje Meijer, CEO, says: ‘There has once again been growth in the first half of 2015. It is a good result. We are optimistic about the second half of this year.
‘We expect to once again see growth in transhipment, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years.’