East and West Better Connected Than Ever

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East and West have always been connected. For centuries trade has been flowing and flourishing between our two continents. By land, by sea and by air.


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.

Rotterdam is the port for pioneers with boundless ambitions

Businesses and people who want to conquer the world. The port of Rotterdam facilitates these ambitions with the best infrastructure, services, expertise, space and cooperation.

Facts and figures about the port

Port Statistics 2015

A wealth of information. View all 2013, 2014 and 2015 figures in the latest edition of Port Statistics.

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Best connected port

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. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and the gateway to the European market of 500 million consumers who have a combined purchasing power of $600 billion. It is a major hub for global freight flows.

State-of-the-art terminals

The port of Rotterdam offers multiple, independent, state-of-the-art terminals for any goods flow; from containers and break bulk to liquid and dry bulk. Moreover, nowhere in the world will you find so many reefer connections as in Rotterdam. With a maximum depth of 20 metres at the quay, the terminals are accessible 24/7, even to the largest vessels.

Excellent services

All service providers in the port of Rotterdam aim to handle logistics in the most efficient, safest and quickest way. From berthing the largest container vessel to the scanning of trains by customs and the transport of goods to their final destination by inland vessel or rail.

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Business opportunities

Rotterdam is home to a highly productive and skilled workforce and is cost competitive. The city offers you great value for money, while the Netherlands offers effective and reliable business conditions and a competitive tax climate.

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