The Port of Amsterdam last year handled a record 82.3 Mt, while IJmuiden handled 18.6 Mt and other smaller facilities in the the North Sea Canal Area managed by the Amsterdam port authority handled 0.9 Mt, resulting in an aggregate figure of 101.8 Mt
The Ijmuiden figure of 18.6 Mt was of coking coal and iron ore for the Tata steel works.
In Amsterdam, agribulk throughput increased by 19% to 8.4 Mt, while, from a low base, container traffic shot up by 68% growth, ascribed to released to Samskip’s regular UK liner service. Construction products traffic increased 8% to 7.4 Mt, while coal volume – energy and coking coal for Germany - fell by 18% to 13 Mt. Other dry bulk commodities totalled 2.9 Mt (+ 13%), with ro-ro and other breakbulk traffic up by 24% to to 2.3 Mt.
Oil products stabilised at 44.5 Mt, while miscellaneous liquid bulk, including basic chemicals, rose to 2.7 Mt (+23%).
43-ha of land were leased out in 2018 (2017: 18-ha), with plastic recycling companies prominent.