After boarding the ‘Koningin Emma’ delegates will be informed about the new large sea lock being constructed at the entrance of the North Sea Canal at Ijmuiden, that will provide access to the Amsterdam Port region.

The Port Tour is included in the GreenPort Congress delegate package but hurry, places are limited, so book now to guarantee your attendance.

From the end of 2019, Port of Amsterdam will be home to a new, large sea lock, 500 metres long, 70 metres wide and 18 metres deep, the new lock will be the largest sea lock in the world. Construction began in January 2016 and the new lock will be available for shipping at the end of 2019. From then on, the port of Amsterdam will be accessible 24 hours a day.

Tide-independent lock passages maximum draught 13.75m/14.05m

Max. permitted ship dimensions Max. cruise ship Oasis class

length: 399m length: 362m

beam: 57m beam: 47m (on water line)

draught: 13.75m sw/14.05 fw draught: 9.3m sw

The Port Tour, organised by host port, the Port of Amsterdam, is just one of a series of networking events included on this year’s programme.

Book your place now to join port environmental practitioners from around the world at the GreenPort Congress.

View the full programme here.

Members of ESPO and FEPORTs qualify for special rates!

For further information contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email

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