Bigger. Better. Breakbulk.

Rotterdam: Europe’s breakbulk hub

Back in the day, every piece of cargo handled in Port of Rotterdam was breakbulk. Warehouses were bursting at the seams from all the breakbulk packed in chests, crates and barrels. Loading and unloading, it all happened with bare hands. Times have changed, but Rotterdam’s passion for breakbulk is here to stay.

Port of Rotterdam has got your back. We can handle any type, any size, any weight and that is why we are seen as Europe’s most versatile breakbulk hub. Our strong ambition to be leading in breakbulk and our willingness to invest in this position makes Rotterdam an excellent base of operations for companies in this sector.

Why we love Breakbulk:

We see no limit

Whether it’s about heavy-lift and project cargo, offshore wind, steel, forest products, RoRo-cargo, automotive or non-ferrous metals. All clusters are well and fully represented. Equipped with the biggest fleet of land and floating -cranes and sheerlegs in Europe. With no limits for locks and tides, any piece of breakbulk coming from Rotterdam can be delivered to Europe’s most important industrial areas within 24 hours and vice versa.

Breakbulk lift schip Otago haven Rotterdam


Our Dutch no-nonsense, straightforward character is at the base of our transparency. We realize this through closely working directly with the industry. Together with our Port of Rotterdam Breakbulk Community we facilitate the entire breakbulk supply chain, which means we can service you every step of the way and can always guarantee a suitable solution.

Sif Breakbulk Haven Rotterdam

One step ahead

We take the lead in sustainability and digitalization. Our digital solutions create more efficiency and insight for the port community and prevent ‘waste’. We invest in greener supply chains of the future and companies actively addressing climate change are extra rewarded by Port of Rotterdam.

Breakbulk Services Port of Rotterdam


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

Melvin Hage
Business Manager Breakbulk
+31 (0)6 5153 5802
Twan Romeijn
Business Manager Breakbulk and Offshore Industry
+31 (0)6 1162 1482

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