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Welcome to the port of Rotterdam

28 June 2021
How can we help you?

We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. We manage, operate and develop the Rotterdam port and industrial area and are responsible for ensuring safe and expedient shipping services. We are proud of our current port and are working hard with our partners to build the port of the future. Looking ahead, we aim to create an environmentally-friendly, inclusive and safe port.

And who are you? A captain, a shipper, a resident of Rotterdam, a tourist, a future colleague or media? Here you will find everything you need to know about the port: from business services to interesting jobs, press releases and news, to information about harbour tours.


Total throughput at the port of Rotterdam fell by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year. In the first three months of this year, throughput was 110.1 million tonnes compared to 111.7 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2023.

'If the port of Rotterdam is doing well, Europe's economy is doing well'
Ursula von der Leyen, President European Commission

Discover the port


Students working with drones

Working and learning

Seal in the port

To do in the port

Our port is evolving all the time

See, hear and read about all our activities.

Smart port

Continuously looking for ways of making the port smarter, more efficient and more sustainable.

Sustainable port

We are committed to ensuring that the port and its surrounding areas are safe, healthy and appealing.

Safe port

Safety is the number one priority in our port.

Accessible port

The Port Authority and its partners work together to ensure the port remains accessible.

Latest news

QTerminals Kramer Rotterdam
An accessible port

QTerminals Kramer Rotterdam site RTW-II is connected to Container Exchange Route

Simone Opschoor interviews an employee of Pryme

Plastic waste as a raw material for a circular port

Maike Akkers
Energy transition

‘Energy transition infrastructure is on track’

Euromax terminal at Maasvlakte 2 gezien seen from the sky. Photo: Martens Multimedia

Container throughput in port of Rotterdam increases in first quarter of 2024

Factories in the port of Rotterdam

10% decrease in port of Rotterdam CO2 emissions in 2023