A column by Ronald Lugthart, managing director at Rotterdam World Gateway
It seems that many people today believe that sustainable means ‘doing good for the environment’. But another, perhaps more literal translation is lasting i.e. that something can be sustained and will endure. I think this word provides a good description of what Rotterdam World Gateway stands for. I also believe that the port of Rotterdam is an outstanding example of lasting economic activity with an eye on the future. The sound investment in Maasvlakte 2 and the excellent execution of this plan shows the ability of bringing together growth and protection in a long term scheme to give Rotterdam a 21st century World Port.