Container port of Europe

Ship your containers faster, more efficiently and smarter via Europe's ultimate container port

The port of Rotterdam is the largest container port in Europe. The enormous scale of container transhipment yields interesting benefits. For example, there are line connections with over 1,000 ports across the world and excellent intermodal connections for the transport of containers to destinations within Europe. Furthermore, the Rotterdam port area offers a broad choice of competitive service providers and state-of-the-art terminals.

  • Largest container port in Europe with room for growth
  • Can accommodate largest container ships 24/7
  • State-of-the-art container terminals
  • Fast, efficient, reliable handling of sea containers
  • High quality and broad offer of value-added services

Container facts & figures

We have gathered the most important facts & figures about our container segment. The infographic tells you about our results on important themes; results that show the port of Rotterdam is the preferred container port: fast, efficient and best connected.

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Shippers & Forwarders

Rotterdam promotes and accelerates innovations that can make the end-to-end chain via its port smarter, cleaner and more reliable. As a neutral party, the Port of Rotterdam aims to improve the entire supply chain for all players.


SCOPE (Supply Chain Optimisation Engine) helps partners in the entire chain via a data driven approach to jointly identify obstacles, implement solutions and optimise their supply chain.

Container Exchange Route

The Container Exchange Route (CER) links Maasvlakte’s container companies. CER bundles container flows – meaning that trains, barges and feeder vessels no longer have to call on all terminals individually.


To find out more about the possibilities the port of Rotterdam can offer you in the area of container transport and transhipment, please contact:

+31 (0)10 252 1258

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