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European Affairs

11 May 2021
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The European Affairs department represents the port of Rotterdam in Brussels where we actively promote the interests of the port authority with European stakeholders and policymakers (i.e. European Commission, European Parliament, the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU). Furthermore, we monitor European developments and legislation that could have an impact on the competitiveness and the business climate of the port and engage in discussions on relevant policy files.

In Brussels, the Port of Rotterdam is also represented by European Sea Ports Organisation ESPO.

Latest news

Aerial photo Botlek MartensMultimedia

Opinion: German, Belgian and Dutch ports: Europe, join forces to preserve the industry

Aerial view of Maasvlakte 2 with new land in Princess Alexiahaven (photo: Martens Multimedia)

Port Authority appeals to EU: position ports smartly for future-proofing Europe

Container ships at terminal
Energy transition

Port of Rotterdam welcomes agreement on ETS for shipping

Rotterdam skyline

Impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the port of Rotterdam

Deputy permanent representative Michael Stibbe (left) and Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority

Delegation of the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU visits port