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Facts and Figures

The port of Rotterdam in numbers

11 May 2021
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Facts and figures from the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the port of Rotterdam.

Port of Rotterdam Authority: approximately 1,300 employees, revenue approximately €842 million and gross investments €295 million. Port area: 12,500 ha of port area (land and water, of which over 6,000 ha is industrial sites). Length of the port area: over 40 km. Cargo throughput: approximately 438 million tonnes of freight a year. Shipping: approximately 28,000 seagoing vessels and 90,000 inland vessels annually. Employment: approximately 193,000 jobs (directly and indirectlyRotterdam-Rijnmond). Added value: €30.6 billion, 3.2% of the Dutch gross domestic product (GDP).

The port of Rotterdam generates over 500,000 jobs and provides an added value of over €60 billion for the Netherlands.


The future looks bright for breakbulk in 3 of the 4 scenarios. Throughput could increase from 6 million tons in reference year 2020 to 16 million tons in the most positive scenario. Only one scenario points to a drop in volumes (to 5 million tons).

Making room for transition 

The Annual Report 2022 is titled ‘'Making room for transition" and provides insight into the performance and results of the Port of Rotterdam Authority in 2022.
Our full annual report is only available in Dutch.