The Hague Port Authority is responsible for managing Scheveningen Port. The port has modern fully-equipped facilities to handle cargoes from around the world. With Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Amsterdam all less than hour away from Scheveningen Port, it is a prime receiving and distribution center for The Netherlands. Refrigerated ships and freighters of about 140 meters are the most common visitors to Scheveningen Port, and it is also a popular harbor used by yachtsmen from around the world.
Scheveningen Port can accommodate vessels up to 160 meters long with 7.5 meter draft. Larger vessels can enter the harbor after consulting the Harbour Master. Scheveningen Port’s first harbor is 350 meters long and 140 meters wide with a depth of 8 meters. The second harbor at Scheveningen Port is 800 meters long and 80 meters wide with a depth of 4 meters. Scheveningen Port’s third harbor is 120 meters long and 80 meters wide with a depth of 7 meters. The Outport and the Adiraan Masskade have 127 meters of quay with alongside depth of 8 meters. The outport is 190 meters in diameter, and it is used as a turning basin.
With tourism and cruise shipping growing in northwest Europe, a developers’ consortium called Cruise Port The Hague Holland is working with the municipality of The Hague to create a new cruise ship facility that should be completed by 2014. The new facility will compliment existing cruise facilities in the Ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
The new cruise terminal at Scheveningen Port will contain two berths that can accommodate post-Panamax vessels. The terminal will be a multi-functional complex with a shopping center, hotel congress, and exhibition space. Over 1200 cars will be able to park underground, and 50 buses will be able to wait at the covered passengers’ dock. To be constructed on reclaimed land, the complex will cover about 50 hectares containing a new waterfront area, a harbor village, and other businesses. The complex will be connected to the national highway system and the urban rail system, and two international airports are located nearby.