Chemical Cargo Shipping

Rotterdam, efficient link in chemical supply chains

The disruption or delay of production processes can cost chemical manufacturers huge sums of money. It is vital that feedstocks are supplied on schedule. Chemical firms supply products to a wide range of industrial sectors, which are placing increasingly stringent demands on their chains. The port of Rotterdam is up to date on the latest developments in the chemical sector. As the largest container hub and petrochemical cluster in Europe, Rotterdam is a strong and reliable link in the containerised chemicals supply chain.

Best connected port

Of all the sea ports in Europe, Rotterdam has the most finely meshed network of deep sea and short sea connections. The port is linked to every continent via an array of high-frequency connections. Rotterdam is front-runner when it comes to scheduled services to Asia, the foremost market in the world for containerised chemicals. Moreover, with the choice for inland shipping, rail and road, most important European chemical clusters are easily and quickly accessible.

More efficient and transparent chains

The Port of Rotterdam Authority invests significantly in digital services that contribute to faster and more reliable chains at lower logistic costs. Portbase’s Port Community System offers over 40 services, which simplify matters like pre-announcements and the settlement of paperwork and can be used for status updates. The Port of Rotterdam Authority also develops services that contribute to supply chain optimisation.

Complementary cluster offers total package

Besides being home to a large number of chemical manufacturers, Rotterdam also offers over 120 independent tank terminals, tank container storage and handling facilities, and warehousing and logistics services for chemicals. Clients benefit from a wide range of options, economies of scale and cost advantages.

For all handling, storage & other services for your containerised chemicals flows, please download the Chemical Container Shipping Portmap.

Download Chemical Container Shipping Portmap

Perfect conditions for development and growth

Distripark Maasvlakte West presents extensive options and facilities in the large-scale warehousing, distribution and storage of a variety of cargo, including packaged chemical products. Situated in the direct vicinity of Rotterdam’s container terminals, this location forms a strong link in the port’s chemical supply chain.

Expertise team

For more information, please feel free to get in touch with our dedicated containerised chemicals team.

Ellen Naaijkens
Sr. Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders
+31 (0)6 3038 7320
Lida van ’t Veer
Business Manager (Tank) Containers Depots
+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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