Container throughput is the driver behind the Port of Rotterdam’s growth. For hinterland transport, inland container shipping plays an indispensable role in the chain that has ambitions for growth. Together we are aiming for optimal inland container shipping for all parties.
Inland container shipping growth ambitions
In 2017 the throughput of containers in the Port of Rotterdam increased by 10.9%, to 13.7 million TEU. The hinterland volume via road, rail and inland shipping grew by 6% to 8.8 million TEU in 2017. In the first half of 2018, container throughput in Rotterdam increased by a further 5.9%. Inland shipping currently has a 40% share in the transportation of containers between Maasvlakte in Rotterdam and the hinterland. The Port Authority aims to increase the share of inland container shipping to 45% by 2030.