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Inland Port Dues System Rotterdam

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority is working on a new Inland Port Dues System that will replace the current web portal on 1 January 2023.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority will use this new system to modernise the digital collection of inland port dues. Developing a new system also offers opportunities to make the inland port dues process more efficient, transparent and user-friendly for our customers.

There will be a new dues policy aimed at payment according to use. And we will continue to optimise customer services and facilities at the port. A special feature of the new system is that, by means of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and with the consent of the skipper, statements can be submitted fully automatically. It will still be possible to submit statements manually as well.

Pilot information

From Monday 11th of April to Friday 6th of May the Port of Rotterdam is running a four week test of the new system with the purpose to:

  • Testing of (new) developed functionalities
  • Testing the user-friendliness of the design etc.
  • Testing AIS and GPS signalling for mooring detection
  • Determine the impact of the new structure and related rates

If you have any questions on the pilot of the new Inland Port Dues System please send an email.


Would you like to stay up to date, receive our newsletter directly and perhaps take part in a future test? Or do you have a question? Then please contact us.

Inland Port area Rotterdam

The new system will apply from 1 January 2023, for use of the facilities and services in the Rotterdam Inner Port Area (including the municipalities of Schiedam, Vlaardingen, VOPAK Vlaardingen, Dordrecht, Zwijndrecht and Papendrecht).

Parties concerned

The Port Authority cannot develop a new Inland Port Dues System without the involvement of various parties. The industry organisations Centraal Bureau voor de Rijn- en Binnenvaart, Koninklijke BLNSchuttevaer and Algemeene Schippers Vereeniging and their members are involved in the process. As well as Deltalinqs, the association of entrepreneurs in the port of Rotterdam and the partner ports Schiedam, Vlaardingen and Dordrecht, Zwijndrecht and Papendrecht.

The port

About 30,000 seagoing vessels and 100,000 inland vessels visit the Rotterdam port area annually and pay the related port dues. The Port of Rotterdam Authority uses the income from port dues to maintain and develop the quay walls and (public) berths and provide customer facilities and services, including those related to shore power, drinking water and waste. Our sounding vessels also continuously monitor the depths of the ports and order dredging where needed. Our patrol vessels serve as our eyes and ears on the water. When necessary they accompany ships, and check for compliance with laws and regulations.