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Our organisation

How is the port of Rotterdam Authority structured?

11 May 2021
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Organisational structure

Get to know our many departments and in particular the Harbour Master Division.

Executive Board

Allow us to introduce ourselves: Allard Castelein, Boudewijn Siemons and Vivienne de Leeuw, our executive board.

Harbour Master

Get to know our Harbour Master who ensures safe and smooth navigation.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority manages, operates and develops the port and industrial area of Rotterdam and is responsible for maintaining a safe and smooth handling of all shipping. The organisation structure of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is consistent with this.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has a turnover of approximately €750 million and employs 1.270 people in a wide range of positions in commercial, nautical and infrastructural areas. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is an unlisted public limited company. The shares in the Port of Rotterdam Authority are held by the Municipality of Rotterdam (approx 70%) and the Dutch government (approx 30%).

SUPERVISORY BOARD

The Supervisory Board supervises the Executive Board of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

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Corporate Governance

The Corporate Governance Code is applicable to listed companies. Although the Port of Rotterdam Authority is an unlisted company, we have chosen to implement the provisions of the Corporate Governance Code wherever possible and relevant to us. The principles and best practices of the Corporate Governance Code recur as often as possible in the various internal regulations, such as the regulations governing the Executive Board and the regulations governing the Supervisory Board. In compliance with the Corporate Governance Code, we have observed the ‘apply or explain’ concept and explained why we believe a number of provisions are less relevant to the Port of Rotterdam Authority. More current information about our Corporate Governance is contained in our Annual Report.

Participating interests of the Port Authority

The Port of Rotterdam Authority holds an equity interest in a number of national and international companies and foundations.

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