On the Calandkanaal, at the entrance of the Maasvlakte, the 'Rotterdam Food Hub' rises. The 60 hectare business park will be specially set up to provide optimum facilities for businesses in the agri-food sector. This will further expand Rotterdam's position as the largest Western European transit port for products from the agricultural, horticultural and fisheries sectors.
Speed is crucial
In agrifood, perishable goods are used and speed is crucial. The Food Hub is therefore centrally located. The large deep-sea container terminals are a stone's throw away; just like Cool Port and the cold storage warehouses on the Maasvlakte and in the Eemhaven, among other places. The proximity of Greenports such as Barendrecht, Ridderkerk and the Westland also make this an ideal location for a business location. Another advantage is that various facilities can be shared on the Food Hub site. For example, quays and facilities in the areas of transport, storage, access control and customs can be shared efficiently.
Extensive possibilities for reefer containers
As the largest container port in Europe, Rotterdam offers all the necessary facilities and services for the transport of fresh products in reefers. The container terminals in Rotterdam have a total of 18,500 reefer connections. Nowhere else in the world can you find as many as in Rotterdam. In addition, the port of Rotterdam is well connected, both by sea with the main producing countries and with a European market of over 500 million consumers.