Are you looking for a place in one of the world's most important maritime clusters, close to the port of Rotterdam, to establish your business? A spot where you can benefit from excellent multimodal connections via inland and ocean-going shipping, road and rail, at the intersection between the areas close to the coast and the hinterland? Are you searching for a unique location where there is room for growth, innovation and sustainable development? There are plots, business premises and warehouses available in Dordrecht Inland Seaport -the most inland seaport in the Netherlands.
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Dordrecht Inland Seaport gets you closer
- The most inland seaport in the Netherlands: close to the port of Rotterdam and the hinterland.
- Located in one of the strongest maritime clusters in the world.
- Excellent accessibility by road, rail and inland and ocean-going vessels.
- Maritime cargo can bypass the A15, a motorway which is prone to traffic hold-ups.
- Directly available: plots, business premises and warehouses.
- Room for growth, innovation and sustainable development.
Directly available: smart locations for port business
Dordrecht Inland Seaport is the most inland seaport in the Netherlands and is quite unique as regards its location and accessibility. The port area is situated at the intersection between the areas close to the coast and the hinterland and, thanks to a depth of 10 metres, the port is accessible to ocean-going vessels. Including port basins, the port occupies an area of 290 hectares. Approximately 11 hectares of this land (with or without quayside) is available immediately for leasing under long-term leases.
Business premises and warehouses for sale or for rent
There are also various business premises and warehouses for rent and for sale and other locations may be released for port businesses in the future.View the available premises and warehouses
5 reasons to establish your business in Dordrecht Inland Seaport:
Dordrecht Inland Seaport is the most inland seaport in the Netherlands and is quite unique as regards its location and accessibility. Thanks to a depth of 10 metres, the port is accessible to both inland and ocean-going vessels with a draught of up to 9.45 metres. Dordrecht is located on the Oude Maas and the Dordtse Kil, close to the transport hub of Rotterdam, and inland and ocean-going vessels can sail from the North Sea and the terminals on the Rotterdam Maasvlakte to Dordrecht in approximately three hours. Dordrecht Inland Seaport is, furthermore, connected to Moerdijk, the German border and Antwerp via inland waterways.
The A16 motorway, which connects Rotterdam to Antwerp, runs directly alongside the port, which is also favourably located with regard to the N3 (the connecting road between the A16 and the A15). Its inland location has the advantage that maritime cargoes can bypass the A15, a motorway which is prone to traffic hold-ups. Containers and general and bulk cargo can also be transported to and from the port by rail as a result of a siding running through the port area.
The port of Dordrecht is a spot with a lot of green areas and parks and local residents have a genuine feeling of solidarity with the water. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is intending to invest substantially in public spaces so that green areas, parking facilities and traffic infrastructure will be further improved in the coming years. Collective measures, such as park management, barrier gates, camera surveillance and monitoring, have, moreover, been introduced to improve and guarantee safety in the port area.
The port of Dordrecht lies adjacent to the city of Dordrecht itself. As a result, urban facilities like shopping centres, filling stations, conference centres and training locations, restaurants and other catering establishments are all at close hand. With a population of nearly 120,000, the city offers a large, highly-motivated workforce close to your business location. Shipbuilding and the maritime industry have always played an important role in this region. Some 4,000 people are already employed in the port. Every day, they travel to work by bike, car, scooter or public transport. Employees who live farther away can commute to the port by train, bus or car.
Dordrecht is a member of the Drecht Cities Maritime Delta (Maritieme Topregio Drechtsteden), other participants including the Municipalities of Alblasserdam, Sliedrecht, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Papendrecht and Zwijndrecht. Together, these parties form the main maritime manufacturing industry cluster in the Netherlands. Many prominent maritime manufacturing companies, such as Boskalis, Heerema, Royal IHC, Damen Shipyards and Oceanco, are located in the immediate vicinity of the port. The port of Dordrecht is also a member of the Westelijke Dordtse Oever (WDO, a conglomeration of industrial sites with more than 750 businesses. The redevelopment of the port is part of a larger scope for the entire WDO, which includes optimising accessibility via the N3 and de A16.
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