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Ship your containers faster, more efficiently and smarter via Rotterdam

11 May 2021
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The port of Rotterdam is the largest container port in Europe.

Container depots

More than 20 container depots for storage and services are located in the port of Rotterdam.

Intermodal transportation

Container transport to the hinterland by rail, road and inland shipping.

Reefer containers

The port of Rotterdam excels in the import and export of refrigerated and frozen cargo in reefer containers.

The enormous scale of container transhipment yields interesting benefits. For example, there are line connections with over 1,000 ports across the world and excellent intermodal connections for the transport of containers to destinations within Europe. Furthermore, the Rotterdam port area offers a broad choice of competitive service providers and state-of-the-art terminals.

Container employee

Advantages at a glance

  • Largest container port in Europe with room for growth
  • Can accommodate largest container ships 24/7
  • State-of-the-art container terminals
  • Fast, efficient, reliable handling of sea containers
  • High quality and broad offer of value-added services

Container Exchange Route

End of 2023 the first companies have put the route into service. The volumes will increase gradually as connections are established to other terminals, depots and distribution companies.

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Shippers & forwarders

Rotterdam promotes and accelerates innovations that can make the end-to-end chain via its port smarter, cleaner and more reliable. As a neutral party, the Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to improve the entire supply chain for all players.


We have gathered the most important facts & figures about our container segment. The infographic tells you about our results on important themes; results that show the port of Rotterdam is the preferred container port: fast, efficient and best connected.

Value added services

The port of Rotterdam is not just a transit port for your containers: hundreds of logistics service providers in the port specialise in the distribution process, adding value to your goods and relieving your logistics planning.

Chemical Cargo Shipping

Chemical Cargo Shipping

The port of Rotterdam understands what is going on in the chemical industry. As Europe's largest container hub and petrochemical cluster, Rotterdam is a reliable, strong link in the supply chain of containerised chemical goods.

More information? Contact:

Sam van Aanholt
Sam van Aanholt
Business Manager