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Dordrecht Inland Seaport is the most landward sea port in the Netherlands and offers space for growth, innovation and sustainable development. Plots, warehouses and buildings are available at this business location for companies that would like to benefit from sea and intermodal connections to and from the foreland and hinterland.
Its depth of almost 10 metres means that the port is also accessible for sea-going vessels and bulk carriers. The port, including the port basins, covers an area of 290 hectares. Approximately 11 hectares of this is land (with or without quay) that is available for immediate issue as ground lease. The plots are issued by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. There are also several business premises and warehouses for rent and for sale.
The plots available in the Port of Dordrecht are directly adjacent to deep water (<10 metres) and have their own quay. It is possible to realise both indoor and outdoor storage facilities here. The quay of the largest plot has been reinforced for heavier tonnages. There are also existing storage warehouses available for lease and purchase in the area, in which you can locate your logistics activities. Transhipment companies such as ZHD Stevedores, TTD and Silo Dordrecht can tranship the sea-going and inland shipping freight for you. ZHD Stevedore’s floating cranes and the Rotterdam fleet of floating sheerlegs and cranes are also available to you in the Port of Dordrecht.
Clean Energy Hub. Develop together and think with us!
The Port of Rotterdam Authority aims, together with the business sector, to develop Duivelseiland (a peninsula in the sea port of Dordrecht) into a strong and clean energy cluster for the storage, distribution, production/generation and bunkering/fuelling of clean energy.
As operator of Europe’s largest port, the Port Authority sees the development of a Clean Energy Hub as being in line in with its policy of playing a leading role in the European energy transition. The cluster also contributes to making the supply chain more sustainable for businesses in the logistics chain. With the signing of a declaration of intent for a multi-fuel bunkering station in October 2017 between the Port of Rotterdam Authority and PitPoint.LNG, the first steps have been taken for the development of a strong and clean energy cluster.
The Port Authority is inviting companies to locate here and to think with us to develop the concept of a ‘Clean Energy Hub’. If you have a business within the clean industry sector chain and are active in generation, conversion, storage, bunkering, maintenance and distribution, please get in touch with Rik Dalmeijer – Area Manager Dordrecht Inland Seaport.
Ideal business location opportunities
The Port of Dordrecht is an attractive port for the maritime manufacturing industry, logistics and the transhipment of bulk.
5 reasons to establish your business in Dordrecht Inland Seaport:
Its depth of almost 10 metres means that the port is also accessible to sea-going vessels with a draught of up to 9.45 metres. Inland vessels and sea-going vessels can reach Dordrecht from the North Sea and the terminals in the Rotterdam Maasvlakte in around three hours. The Oude Maas is connected with the Waal and Rhine via the Beneden-Merwede, which means that the port is also connected with the German border. The Port of Moerdijk is also accessible to inland shipping via Hollands Diep and Antwerp is also accessible by water.
The Port of Dordrecht is located directly on the A16 between Rotterdam and Antwerp. The port is also situated favourably with respect to the N3, which connects the A16 with the A15 at Papendrecht. The inland location has an advantage that maritime cargo can avoid the traffic dense A15. The area also offers good rail connections. There is a trunk line that is connected to Dordrecht train station and the largest shunting yard in the Netherlands: Kijfhoek. This enables the supply and distribution of general cargo, containers and bulk via rail.
The Port of Dordrecht is not only unique as far as logistics opportunities and business location opportunities are concerned, but it is also a place with a lot of greenery and parks and a significant connection with the water. In the coming years the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be making considerable investments in public areas. The green spaces, parks and traffic infrastructure are being improved. Moreover, collective measures are being taken in the port area to increase safety. As well as park management, there are systems including barrier systems, camera monitoring and surveillance to safeguard safety.
The Port of Dordrecht is located next to the city of Dordrecht. This means that city provisions such as shopping centres, petrol stations, meeting and training locations, restaurants and other catering establishments are close by. With almost 120,000 residents, a large, motivated labour pool is available in the immediate vicinity. Shipbuilding and the maritime industry have always played an important role in the region. Some 4,000 people already work in the port. They go to work every day by bike, car, scooter or public transport. Personnel from outside the city can reach the port by train and bus or by car.
For producers of maritime components or suppliers of maritime products, a location in the Port of Dordrecht is a smart choice. Dordrecht is part of the Maritime Top Region Drecht Cities. This collaborative venture includes the municipalities of Alblasserdam, Sliedrecht, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Papendrecht and Zwijndrecht. Together these places form the most important cluster for the maritime manufacturing industry in the Netherlands. Over 850 maritime companies are located here, including Boskalis, Royal IHC, Damen Shipyards, Heerema and Oceano. The Port of Dordrecht also forms part of the Westelijke Dordste Oever (WDO), an agglomeration of industrial sites with over 750 companies. The redevelopment of the port forms part of a larger scope for the entire WDO, in which access to the N3 and A16 is also being optimised.
Read more about the development of Dordrecht Inland Seaport and the development vision.
Available plots Dordrecht Inland Seaport
Various plots are available in the sea port of Dordrecht for companies in the maritime manufacturing industry. The plot on the PWA quay offers opportunities for the establishment of new storage and transhipment companies. The distribution of the permitted environmental categories provides a variety of opportunities.
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