Connections

Many sea connections and an extensive intermodal network

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.

Strategic location

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.

Navigate

Navigate includes shortsea and deepsea schedules from 550 ports worldwide and all rail and barge connections between Rotterdam and more than 150 European inland terminals. This makes Navigate the most complete route planner of its kind.

Global Hub & Gateway

Thanks to over 500 deep sea, short sea, feeder and RoRo liner connections to more than 1,000 ports worldwide, the port of Rotterdam is a major international hub and the gateway to Europe. Furthermore, for many shipping companies the port is both first and last port of call, resulting in huge time savings. Combined with excellent hinterland connections and short transit times, cargo transported through the port of Rotterdam reaches its destination faster and more efficiently than via other North-West European ports.

Liner services

With more than 500 deep sea, short sea, feeder and RoRo liner services, the port of Rotterdam is linked to more than 1,000 ports worldwide. All major shipping companies call on the port of Rotterdam with their intercontinental shipping services.

One Belt One Road

The Netherlands has a long tradition of fostering trade and investment relations across Asia and Europe. The port of Rotterdam, Europe’s best-connected gateway and hub, puts all major European industrial clusters and a market of 500 million consumers within a 24-hour reach. State-of-the-art terminals and infrastructure make the port of Rotterdam the world’s fastest, most reliable and most efficient port for all types of trade. One Belt One Road will provide great opportunities for joint initiatives that help connect the world better than ever.

Hinterland Connections

An extensive intermodal network of rail, road and inland waterways ensures that your cargo will easily and efficiently find its way from and to the rest of Europe. The main industrial and economic centres of Western Europe can be reached from Rotterdam within 24 hours.

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