Port of Partnership – MOU Port of Amsterdam and Aruba
The Auban government signed an MOU with the Havenbedrijf Amsterdam N.V. (Port of Amsterdam) to study the possibilities for future cooperation. The MOU was signed by Aruba’s Prime Minister Mike Eman and CEO Dertje Meijer of the Port of Amsterdam.
Aruba is developing its 3rd economic pillar, the Gateway. Aruba is an attractive investment destination and hub for companies wishing to do business in Latin America.
The International division of the Port of Amsterdam is specialized in advising and supporting sustainable modernization of port infrastructure and will partner with Aruba Ports Authority (APA) to explore opportunities for future cooperation.
Port of Partnership
Port of Amsterdam CEO Dertje Meijer: ‘Think global, act local is the guiding principle. Aruba is located very favorably from a strategic viewpoint. This combined with a good climate for business and development makes the country very attractive to tourists and international investors.’
The signed MOU between the port authorities from Amsterdam and Aruba establish the intention to explore the opportunities for a cooperation between the ports. Under the motto ‘port of partnership’ Amsterdam’s port will analyze Aruba’s needs and the role they can play in meeting these needs.
Port of Amsterdam
The Port of Amsterdam is one of the largest ports in Western Europe. The port plays and mayor role in transshipment and processing of energy products. Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV is committed to being a smart port with sustainable and innovative operations. Cooperation with partners is important to achieve these goals.
Port developments on Aruba
Aruba is currently constructing a new container port in Barcadera. Moving the cargo port to Barcadera creates unique opportunities to improve the existing cruise terminal in Oranjestad.
The improved cruise port in Oranjestad will accommodate a broader scope of cruise lines and visitors and create additional revenue for the island. The amount of cruise passengers visiting Aruba is growing to almost a million passengers per year.