Portbase was created by a merger between Rotterdam’s Port infolink (est. 2002) and Amsterdam’s PortNET (est. 2000). The new organisation was set up in 2009 by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Port of Amsterdam and enjoys wide support amongst the port business community. Its aim is to make the logistics chains of the Dutch ports as attractive as possible by offering a one-stop-shop for logistic information exchange. Portbase hopes to become the national Port Community System within the foreseeable future. It also wants to play a key role in port-related logistics networks both in the Netherlands and abroad. To this end, the organisation combines knowledge of the ports with ICT know-how in an atmosphere of personal co-operation.