Distinctive in inland shipping
The port is ideally situated on the estuary of the rivers Rhine and Maas. This makes environmentally-friendly and reliable transport by inland shipping possible, far into Europe. This applies to all types of goods: from containers to dry and liquid bulk.
All the advantages clearly listed:
- Freight barges can transport large quantities of cargo all in one go in a cost-efficient, quick and an environmentally-friendly way.
- Tankers and parcel tankers can transport chemicals and liquid bulk safely and cheaply.
- Many destinations in the Netherlands, but also Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria and further afield. Thanks to the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, even destinations in Central and Eastern Europe are accessible from Rotterdam by freight barge.
- For the transport of containers, various liner services operate between Rotterdam and various destinations in Europe a number of times a week.
About 40% of the goods in the port travel by freight barge to the European market. Journey times vary from less than a day for destinations in Germany and Belgium to 4 days for destinations in Switzerland.