Port Amsterdam (Netherlands) transfers the handling of river cruises to Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, which is expected to carry out all cruise-related businesses under the new name "Cruise Port Amsterdam".
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, which is a Port of Amsterdam subsidiary, has been responsible for the handling of Amsterdam's ocean cruising. The handling of the river cruise was managed by the Port of Amsterdam.
Based on the need to operate efficiently and customer-oriented in the field of river cruise, the Supervisory Boards of both Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and Port of Amsterdam agreed to transfer river cruise to Cruise Port Amsterdam.
As Commercial Manager Cruise, Monic van der Heyden was responsible for Port Amsterdam river cruise and will move to Cruise Port Amsterdam in order to maintain continuity for the river companies.
“Amsterdam is a top destination in the Northern Europe sailing area for ocean and river cruise. By accommodating the handling of both river and ocean cruise in one dedicated company, opportunities arise for optimizing the service for our shipping companies and their passengers.”
According to Dick de Graaff (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam's Director), the merger of the handling of ocean and river cruise was a logical step.
"We have the ability to make river cruise a core business. In addition to efficiency, this also offers opportunities at a strategic level. In the coming years we will focus on further development of sustainable cruise tourism in Amsterdam. Because river cruise docks across the city, the name Passenger Terminal Amsterdam no longer covers the business and therefore we have chosen to operate under our new name Cruise Port Amsterdam for the handling of ocean and river cruise.”
The name "Passenger Terminal Amsterdam" will be kept as the terminal is multipurpose and also functions as a venue hosting private and business events. The company's event branch will continue to operate under the current name Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.