About the Port of Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. The port is the gateway to the European market of more than 350 million consumers. The port is one of the most important junctions of good flows of the world. The annual throughput is about 450 million tons.

The Port of Rotterdam has an approximate 10,500 ha port area with a length of over 40 km. The port has a direct employment of over 70,000 jobs.

To reach the 350 million consumers in Europe over 33,000 sea-going vessels and 100,000 inland vessels come through the port yearly.

Port of Rotterdam Netherlands cranes

Europoort and Maasvlakte extensions

Over the years the port was further developed seaward by building new docks and harbour-basins. Rotterdam’s harbour territory has been enlarged by the construction of the Europoort (gate to Europe) complex along the mouth of the Nieuwe Waterweg. In the 1970s, the port was extended into the sea at the south side of the mouth of the Nieuwe Waterweg by completion of the Maasvlakte (Meuse-plain) which was built in the North Sea near Hoek van Holland.

In the past five years the industrialized skyline has been changed by the addition of large numbers of wind turbines taking advantage of the exposed coastal conditions. The construction of a second Maasvlakte received initial political approval in 2004, but was stopped by the Raad van State (the Dutch Council of State, which advises the government and parliament on legislation and governance) in 2005, because the plans did not take enough account of environmental issues. On 10 October 2006, however, approval was acquired to start construction in 2008, aiming for the first ship to anchor in 2013.

Why use the Port of Rotterdam for your business?

The Port of Rotterdam has over 500 line connections to over a 1,000 ports around the globe. Thanks to it’s strategic geographic location, the Port of Rotterdam has a lot of things to offer, like:

  • 24/7 access even for the biggest vessels.
  • Short turnaround times
  • Many tax advantages
  • Room for growth

Do you need a port agent in the Port of Rotterdam?

In the largest port of europe there are a lot of port/shipping agents ready to help you with your every need. But how do you know which agency to choose?

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