The Port of Rotterdam is an important logistics hub for the import and export of Ro-Ro cargo such as cars, building materials, chemical products, tractors and excavators and is the solution for Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery of such things as foodstuffs. The high efficiency and accessibility of the terminals makes it possible to supply cargo just before departure. The Roll-on Roll-off terminals at Rotterdam have daily connections with the ports in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Iberian Peninsula for both accompanied and unaccompanied transport.

Rotterdam is among the top 3 ferry ports in Western Europe. Five terminals ensure efficient handling and are connected to the European transport network. Various terminals have access to an on-site rail terminal, which connects Rotterdam with countries including Poland, Germany and Italy.

Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery

As well as trailer cargo (Ro-Ro), various vessels and terminals are also equipped to transport containers. The departure times of the Rotterdam Ro-Ro services are geared towards the most efficient possible supply chain. Boarding in the evening means delivery at the destination next morning, and vice versa. Roll-on Roll-off transport is the solution for automotive and for Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery of such things as foodstuffs.


There is a specialised car terminal in the Brittanniëhaven. Inspections, assembly of parts and removal of transport securing devices take place at this terminal. Cars are prepared for sale and use at the terminal. Read more about automotive on the breakbulp page.

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