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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

Men unload wind turbine blades
25 / 4 / 2022

Freight throughput in the Port of Rotterdam decreased by 1.5% in first quarter

Rotterdam skyline
13 / 4 / 2022

Impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the port of Rotterdam

Deborah Strub (Chairwoman Logistik Cluster Region Basel), Federal councilor Simonetta Sommaruga, Matthijs van Doorn (Commercial director Port of Rotterdam Authority), Martina Gmür, (President Administrative Board, Port of Switzerland).
23 / 3 / 2022

Region Basel and Rotterdam renew logistic partnership

Shore power battery on the North Island
Energy transition
11 / 3 / 2022

Test with extra shore-based power from battery for inland shipping

Arrival of the 15 millionth container of 2021 in Rotterdam
24 / 2 / 2022

Port of Rotterdam operated at pre-corona level in 2021



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