Port Tour took in New Sea Lock at Ijmuiden
After boarding the ‘Koningin Emma’, delegates were 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 was included in the GreenPort Congress delegate package.
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 and make Amsterdam Port faster, smarter and cleaner. https://www.portofamsterdam.com/en/port-amsterdam/new-large-sea-lock
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, was just one of a series of networking events included on 2017's programme.