The Port of Amsterdam and the Port of Rotterdam have renewed their partnership agreement by another five years.
The two ports are satisfied with the alliance, which has resulted in the recent launch of the HaMIS shared information system in Amsterdam.
The HaMIS system is currently in full operation at both ports, where they will each use the system to further align port processes, laws and regulations, including for the disposal of ship waste.
Both port authorities intend to investigate other areas for their added value, including port infrastructure, purchasing (including the joint-procurement of products and services), and information management.
The two ports intend to explore other areas for cooperation and believe there are opportunities at the operational and strategic levels to improve efficiency and customer convenience. They have signed a letter of intent to formalise their plans.
Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam, said: “This partnership enables us to create value for our ports while at the same time improving the international competitive position of the Netherlands.”
Dertje Meijer, CEO of the Port of Amsterdam, said: “Our joint efforts will benefit our customers: by aligning our systems and processes, we can offer them more value for their money.”