Peter Alkema

Port of Amsterdam

Strategic Policy Advisor and Project Manager

Peter Alkema is a strategic policy advisor and project manager within the harbor master’s division of Port of Amsterdam. He is responsible for innovation and development projects in the areas of sustainability, port optimization, autonomous shipping, and port (cyber) security. In this role, Peter cooperates with organisations and ports both nationally in The Netherlands and internationally. At present, he serves as chairman of the Clean Marine Fuels working group of the International Association of Ports and Harbors and is a member of the Green Award board of experts.

Peter holds an unlimited master mariners license and has, before joining Port of Amsterdam, been sailing as an officer and captain in the merchant navy and offshore industry for over 20 years, with a specialization in dynamic positioning. Peter has skills in software programming, quality management and has a strong interest in emerging technologies.

Port of Amsterdam is engaged in developing, operating, and managing the Amsterdam port region. It promotes sustainable economic development in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area in order to maintain a good balance between healthy financial returns, high quality of life, and significant added value for the region.

The Port of Amsterdam Harbour Master’s Division is responsible for an efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible handling of shipping from 20 nautical miles off the coast of IJmuiden up to the Oranjesluizen locks in Amsterdam. 

Sessions With Peter Alkema

Wednesday, 23 June

  • 03:50pm - 04:35pm (CET) / 23/jun/2021 01:50 pm - 23/jun/2021 02:35 pm

    Climate and Energy

    IAPH Technical - Climate and Energy


    IAPH has spearheaded innovative, practical tools for ports: a globally-used easy-to-use index tool to reward shipowners reducing their fleet emissions, a suite of audit tools and operational safety checklists for ports looking to award concessions to alternative bunker fuel operators, and a recent initiative that will measure cruise emissions at berth. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the IAPH Climate and Energy Committee will give an overview of the IAPH Toolkit members can use to improve on their environmental footprint.