Not many people know that the Amsterdam port is the largest port in the world for the import of cocoa beans.
All facilities are available in the port of Amsterdam, from transhipment to production facilities. Major players in the cocoa industry, such as Cargill, OLAM and Dutch Cocoa, have established themselves in the Amsterdam port area. Companies that process and store cocoa are Commodity Centre, CWT Commodities, Katoen Natie, Vollers, Steinweg-Handelsveem, HD Cotterell, ACS and DSV.
The port of Amsterdam has excellent hinterland connections for the transport of cocoa. Think of water, rail, road and air. The Amsterdam port area also offers excellent facilities for inland shipping. Many cocoa terminals have a direct connection to the regular inland waterway shuttles to other countries in Europe.
During our Cocoa Cruise you will learn all about the role that cocoa played and still plays in the history of the port. Half a million to 600,000 tons of cocoa are stored annually in the Amsterdam port. About one third of the total world cocoa stock is located in Amsterdam. The whole world shops in Amsterdam for cocoa powder, butter and cocoa mass.