Chemical industry

45 chemical companies, five oil refineries, four palm oil refineries, five biofuel producers, two biochemical factories and various power stations together form a strong industrial cluster in the port of Rotterdam. Cooperation and synergy provide for a highly profitable business climate with opportunities for new chemical industry.

Companies in Chemical industry in Port of Rotterdam

Ideal location for import and export of chemical feedstock and industrial chemicals

The advantage of the port of Rotterdam is that it is simple to organise the import and export of chemical feedstock and chemical end products from and to anywhere in the world. The port has excellent access by sea, while all the major industrial centres in Europe can be reached fast, efficiently and safely by rail, inland shipping, road transport and pipeline.

Chemical companies in Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam has a very diverse chemical industry. Major petrochemical multinationals include Shell, AkzoNobel, DSM, LyondellBasell and ExxonMobil, but also various biochemical companies for instance. Download the Facts & Figures brochure for a complete overview of the chemical producers in the port of Rotterdam. The overview also contains more information about utilities.


For more information, please contact:

Stijn Effting
Business Manager Chemicals and Biobased Industry
Joris Hurenkamp
Business Manager Chemicals and Biobased Industry
Wilco van der Lans
Business Developer Energy and Industry
Marc de Vries
Business Manager Chemicals

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