Passenger Terminal Amsterdam is now Cruise Port Amsterdam and will serve both sea and river vessels as the Port of Amsterdam has transferred responsibility for the river business.
According to a statement, a decision has been made to make river cruises more efficient and customer-centric.
As Commercial Manager Cruise, Monic van der Heyden was responsible for river cruises in the Port of Amsterdam and will be moving to Cruise Port Amsterdam to maintain continuity for the river cruise companies.
“Amsterdam is a top destination in Northern Europe sailing area for ocean and river cruises. By accommodating the handling of river and sea cruises in a separate company, there are opportunities to optimize the service for our shipping companies and their passengers,” said van der Heyden.
Dick de Graaff, Director Passenger Terminal Amsterdam/Cruise Port Amsterdam, adds: “Merging the handling of ocean and river cruises is a logical step. We have the ability to make river cruising a core business. In addition to efficiency, this also offers opportunities at a strategic level. In the coming years we will focus on further developing sustainable cruise tourism in Amsterdam. With river cruises docking all over the city, the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam name no longer covers the business, so we have decided to operate under our new name Cruise Port Amsterdam for handling ocean and river cruises.”
However, the name Passenger Terminal Amsterdam will not disappear as the terminal is a multi-purpose building and also acts as a venue for corporate events. The company’s events division will continue under the previous name Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.