Its many sea connections and an extensive intermodal transportation network make the port of Rotterdam attractive as a gateway port and as a transhipment port.
The accessibility of the port of Rotterdam is optimal thanks to its favourable geographical location right on the North Sea and at the mouth of the river Rhine. The terminals are located in deep water and are quickly and safely accessible from the open sea, without the need for sea locks. This allows vessels to be unloaded and loaded and be on their way to their next destination in no time. An extensive intermodal network of rail, inland shipping, road, short sea and pipelines provides a wide selection of connections to the rest of Europe.