Chemical Cargo Shipping

Rotterdam, efficient link for chemical supply chains

Stagnation or delay of production processes costs chemical companies a lot of money. It is therefore important that raw materials are delivered on time. Chemical companies supply many industrial sectors that have increasingly strict requirements for the supply chain. The port of Rotterdam understands what is going on in the chemical industry. As Europe's largest container hub and petrochemical cluster, Rotterdam is a reliable, strong link in the supply chain of containerised chemical goods.

Complementary cluster offers total package

In addition to a large number of production companies, Rotterdam has over 120 independent tank terminals, storage and transshipment facilities for tank containers, warehousing and logistics services for chemicals. Customers benefit from a wide range of options and economies of scale and scope.

Chemical Container Portmap

Download the 'Chemical Container Portmap' for an overview of all transhipment, storage and other services related to your containerised chemical goods flows.

Shippers & Forwarders

Rotterdam embraces and accelerates innovations that make the entire chain more reliable, smarter and cleaner in order to remain the best choice for all parties in the chain in the future. As a neutral party, the Port of Rotterdam is committed to optimising the entire chain for all parties.

Best connected port

Rotterdam has the densest deep-sea and shortsea network of all European seaports. The port is connected to all continents via numerous high-frequency connections. In its services to Asia - the most important market for containerised chemical goods - Rotterdam is a leader. With the choice of inland shipping, rail and road, the most significant

Achieving our growth ambition requires intensive cooperation between all players in the chain. We are working together with market parties on a smoother handling of inland container ships and the further [optimisation] (https://www.portofrotterdam.com/en/doing-business/logistics/connections/...) of the chain.

Navigate Rotterdam

Navigate gives a complete overview of the most efficient connections via Rotterdam by deepsea, shortsea, rail or barge. The empty depot planner has been built in to reposition your empty containers. In addition Navigate includes a business directory with companies that are active in and around the port of Rotterdam.

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More efficient and transparent chains

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is investing considerably in digital services that contribute to faster and more reliable chains at lower logistics costs. The Port Community System of Portbase offers more than 40 services that simplify matters such as the pre-notification and handling of documentation and provide status information. In addition, the Port of Rotterdam Authority develops services that contribute to supply chain optimisation.

Using SCOPE (Supply Chain Optimisation Engine), partners in the entire chain can jointly identify obstacles, implement solutions and optimise the chain through a data-based approach.

Expertise team

For more information, please contact our specialised team for containerised chemical cargo.

Ellen Naaijkens
Ellen Naaijkens
Sr. Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders
+31 (0)6 3038 7320
Lida van ’t Veer
Business Manager Container Terminals
+31 (0)6 2039 9462
Maarten de Wijs
Business Manager Warehousing & Distribution
+31 (0)6 5111 4323
Alan Dirks
Alan Dirks
Program Manager Safety & Environment Management
+31(0)10 252 1582

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