Peter Alkema

Policy Advisor, Port of Amsterdam, Chair of the IAPH CMF Working Group

Peter Alkema

Peter Alkema is a strategic policy advisor and project manager within the harbour 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 Clean Marine Fuels working group of the International Association of Ports and Harbors. Peter is also a member of the Green Award Board of Experts. Peter holds an unlimited master mariners licence 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 like A.I. and blockchain. 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, a 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.