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Break bulk shipping

No kind of break bulk cargo is too big for the port of Rotterdam

Break bulk cargo is handled quickly and smartly in the port of Rotterdam. Whether it concerns cars, project cargo and heavy lift, forest products, steel or non-ferrous metals: the port has specialised terminals for any type of break bulk cargo. The all-weather terminal and dedicated service providers who are standing by 24/7 ensure that break bulk can be processed at any time of the day. This, combined with the largest fleet of floating cranes in Europe and well-thought out hinterland connections, makes the port of Rotterdam the break bulk port in Europe.

  • 24/7 access to the port for break bulk shipping vessels
  • Deepest port basins
  • Largest and most advanced fleet of floating cranes in Europe
  • Main destinations accessible by rail, road or inland shipping within 24 hours
  • Specialised terminals and service providers for any type of break bulk

Find your project cargo and heavy lift terminal

Seven terminals are specialised in handling Heavy Lift and Project cargo. Based on various factors, the Port Navigator will select the most suitable terminal for a specific project cargo. The search function distinguishes between quay length, lifting power, connections to the hinterland and warehouse surface area.

Find project cargo and heavy lift terminals


For more information about break bulk, please contact our Business Team:

Robert Jan Timmers
Business Developer Breakbulk
+31 (0)10 252 1257
Melvin Hage
Business Manager Breakbulk
+31 (0)10 252 1374

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