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Inland shipping

11 May 2021
How can we help you?

Here you will find information and explanations about visiting the port of Rotterdam.

Port information notices

Review the official notices for shipping traffic in the port of Rotterdam (BAS) and the Port Information Notices (PIN).

Riverguide app

The app for waterway users with up-to-date information on e.g. routes, occupation of berths, drinking water points and car parks.

Arrival and departures

View planned calls of ocean-going ships to the Port of Rotterdam: expected ships, ships in the port and departing ships.

INLAND SHIPPING

Vessels have to deal with navigation, safety, legislation, services, communication and inspections during and after their visit to the port of Rotterdam. Information and further details about visiting the port are provided here.

Employee of the HCC visible
VTS services and VHF communication procedure
The riverguide guides inland navigation
Port of Rotterdam Authority launches trial providing advice on berths using digital application
Inland vessel at the Maaskade using shore power
Belgian and Dutch inland ports plan to establish a single shore-based power system

Harbour Master Port map

The information on this map is updated daily.

Iconic representation of the Harbour Master Chart
inland pontoons in maashaven

BRIDGES AND LOCKS

The Municipality of Rotterdam provides information about the bridges and locks in Rotterdam.

Bridge de Hef in Rotterdam

Latest news

RPA 14 with tug retrieves ship
Safe port
25 / 1 / 2024

Nautical annual figures 2023

ZESpack is loaded onto barge
Energy transition
16 / 11 / 2023

First fully electric inland vessel to sail with ZESpacks in April 2024

Maersk ships bunkering at the APM2 Terminal on Maasvlakte 2
11 / 10 / 2023

Mass Flow Meter Bunker measurement system mandatory as of 1 January 2026

Impression electrolyte bunkering station
Energy transition
15 / 9 / 2023

Port Authority and PortLiner sign contract to construct electrolyte bunkering station in Hartelkanaal

Depot Pier 7
An accessible port
4 / 9 / 2023

Depot Pier 7 joins integrated planning inland container shipping

Repairs

If you have a request, a question or wish to report something, please contact the Harbour Coordination Centre. If there is an incident or accident with your passenger/party vessel, you want assistance as fast and as well as possible. We therefore ask you to report your departure from/arrival at the port of Rotterdam.

More information? Contact:

Harbour Coordination Centre
Harbour Coordination Centre