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Inland shipping

11 May 2021
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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.


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


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

Bridge de Hef in Rotterdam

Latest news

Lamb Howard
21 / 10 / 2021

New representative Port of Rotterdam in Austria and Switzerland

Laying shore power at the Calandkanaal
Energy transition
20 / 10 / 2021

The WPCAP boulder starts to move

Alblasserdam distribution centre
19 / 10 / 2021

Japanese company Kubota chooses port of Rotterdam for Northern European distribution

Allard Castelein
19 / 10 / 2021

Allard Castelein president of the Port of Rotterdam Authority until summer of 2023

Maasvlakte photographed from the air
19 / 10 / 2021

Port of Rotterdam throughput rises substantially again in Q3



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