Port of Zaanstad
1506 BA Zaandam
Alarm number 24 hours a day: 0031-75-6701701
Peter ter Meulen
Zaanstad is an industrial city on the north bank of the North Sea Canal, opposite to the Amsterdam port area. A number of companies specialize in the processing of foodstuffs. Commodities handled in Zaanstad are cocoa beans, starch, edible oils and fats and large quantities of timber.
Two subsidiaries of multinationals, Gerkens (Cargill) and ADM Cocoa, process about one third of the European cocoa bean consumption. The beans are processed into cocoa powder, cocoa butter or cocoa liquid, the basic ingredients for chocolate production. Before transportation to the mills cocoa beans are stored in bulk in Amsterdam and Zaandam in silos and warehouses. One of the largest Dutch timber importers, PontMeijer, has its terminal in the Wim Thomassenhaven.
The gantry crane of the Zaandam container terminal handles inland waterway container carriers. Containers are increasingly shipped via inland waterways throughout Europe.
|Wim Thomassen- haven
||2 x 200
|2 mooring buoys
Inward there are six dolphins and two mooring buoys in the centre of the harbour. In the south, there is a mooring buoy and three dolphins. In the north there are three dolphins and a mooring buoy. There are four berthes for a vessel length over all of 120 m.: two for seagoing vessels on the eastside of the dolphins and two for inshore vessels on the Westside of the dolphins. Anchor prohibited in this area.
||6|| extra private birth
1 dolphins (2x 120 m.)
2 transhipment of liquid bulk only
3 width ca. 20 m. each
4 transhipment only
For more information on shipping, port services and statistics in the North Sea Canal area see: Port of Amsterdam
For information on the port dues and rates of the companies operating in this area, please visit our Port Dues-page.
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