First new style seaport statistics

The Seaport statistics service is actually live. The first statistics on sea voyages and incoming cargo were made available at the beginning of the year to the commissioning parties for this enabled-by service: Port of Rotterdam Authority, Port of Amsterdam and Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

More than half of all the shipping companies, shipbrokers and agents in Rotterdam have agreed to the reuse of their data in the Port Community System for this purpose. The ambition is that in the short term, more parties will follow. The agents in Amsterdam will also be asked for their agreement in the near future. The larger the number of sources, the more reliable and valuable the statistics.

Moreover, shipping companies, shipbrokers and agents that give their approval will receive every quarter a data file that they can use as management information. The first of these files will be available on 1 April 2015.