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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

Container ships at terminal
Energy transition
19 / 4 / 2023

Port of Rotterdam welcomes agreement on ETS for shipping

Rotterdam skyline
28 / 2 / 2023

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
14 / 2 / 2023

Delegation of the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU visits port

Energy infrastructure in the port of Rotterdam
Energy transition
2 / 2 / 2023

Supporting European framework for hydrogen import infrastructure crucial to meet REPowerEU targets on time

Allard Castelein with The U.S. Maritime Administration (U.S. MARAD) and the new U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Shefali Razdan Duggal
30 / 11 / 2022

High level port visit of the new U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Maritime Administration