Shipping cargo from and to Europe

Optimal European import and export via the port of Rotterdam

The combination of an unrivalled number of liner services and an extensive intermodal transportation network within Europe make the port of Rotterdam attractive as a transit port for Europe and as a transhipment port for cargo and freight. In Rotterdam, liner services connect your goods to more than 1,000 ports worldwide. The extensive intermodal network offers connections for freight and cargo to countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, the UK, Eastern Europe and the Baltic states.

  • 500 liner services to more than 1,000 ports worldwide
  • Transhipment discount on worldwide and european port dues
  • VAT benefits for import into Europe via Rotterdam
  • Intermodal transportation options within Europe

Worldwide destinations

Organising your import and export flows into Europe via the port of Rotterdam gives you access to more destinations and more frequent connections. Rotterdam offers liner service connections to more than 1,000 ports worldwide. Due to the frequent departures, Rotterdam is a smart link in container transport. Special discounts on seaport dues for transhipment make the port of Rotterdam even more attractive.

Intermodal transportation in Europe

The port of Rotterdam offers frequent connections to a variety of regions in Europe through its excellent short sea, feeder and rail connections. From Iceland to Russia and from Spain to Poland. The link to the many deep sea connections ensures that the entire world can be reached from Rotterdam. We have listed the options for a number of specific regions:

Find terminals in Navigate

Navigate includes shortsea and deepsea schedules from 550 ports worldwide and all rail and barge connections between Rotterdam and more than 150 European inland terminals. This makes Navigate the most complete route planner of its kind.


Would you like to know more about Rotterdam as a link in your supply chain to and from Europe? Please contact:

+31 (0)10 252 1258
+31 (0)10 252 1321

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