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.
— Allard Castelein, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Facts & Figures
The publication ‘Facts and Figures’ offers information about cargo and container throughput in Rotterdam, and about the port’s position in the Hamburg-Le Havre range, Europe and worldwide. In addition, it presents a variety of frequently requested data about our port infrastructure. The rear cover of ‘Facts and Figures’ offers an overview of key themes for the port of Rotterdam – including the energy transition and digitisation – as well as presenting a selection of the activities we have undertaken in these areas over the past year.
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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.
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.
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.
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.