Sustainable terminal

PTA strives to make all factors that it can influence as sustainable as possible in order to minimize our own CO2 footprint.

A sustainable policy

The cruise industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the tourism industry. We are aware of the growing concern in society about the impact of ships and the fossil fuels on the climate.

The development in the field of sustainability in the cruise industry is more urgent than ever, PTA and Port of Amsterdam follows them closely. PTA will strive to make the factors that we can influence ourselves as sustainable as possible, in order to minimize our own CO2 footprint. That is why we opt for sustainable development of the terminal, so that in the future we can pioneer Amsterdam in the field of sustainability.

Power supply

The energy supply for the building is generated in a unique sustainable way. We use of a heat / cold system directly under the ground. In this way our terminal is practically gas-free.

The pump of the heat / cold system and all other consumption is generated locally. The green energy comes directly from the Ruigoord wind farm that Port of Amsterdam, together with Eneco, owns. If sufficient wind energy cannot be generated, PTA will switch to the flow of the organic (bio) fraction from Afval Energiebedrijf Amsterdam (AEB). The AEB Bioenergy Plant converts up to 110,000 tonnes of low-value prunings and waste wood into 935 TJ of sustainable energy for Amsterdam per year. This concerns wood that is not suitable for high-quality applications such as paper production or wood processing. The branches, twigs, small chips and sawdust residues come from landscape management and woodworkers in a radius of up to 150 km from Amsterdam.

The electricity is supplied by Senfal Port Services, an initiative of Port of Amsterdam and Senfal. By coordinating supply and demand for sustainable energy locally, we together ensure a lower energy bill.