Corona virus

Minimise the impact of Covid-19 on the port of Rotterdam and industrial facilities

During the past few days, far-reaching steps have been taken in various countries, including the Netherlands, to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. They affect every company in the Netherlands and every vessel entering the Netherlands.

Press photo CEO Allard Castelein

Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority

Health is the leading priority but, at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, we are also trying to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on the operations of the port of Rotterdam and industrial facilities. We are frequently in touch with the various nautical service providers, companies and interest groups, both bilaterally and in a range of consultation processes. There are also very regular discussions with public authorities, both local and national, with the aim of ensuring that the port continues to operate as well as possible in the current difficult conditions.

René de Vries, Harbour Master of the port of Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam and industrial complex are vital for Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Northwest Europe. We are proud of that fact. We do our utmost to be the safest, most efficient and most customer focussed port and business area. Not just in good times, but also now. Rest assured that we will be doing everything we can to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on the port. Obviously, we cannot do this on our own. We will continue to nurture our alliances with all our partners, clients and stakeholders.

We trust that you will not hesitate to turn to us with any questions, doubts or concerns. If there is any relevant news in the time to come, we will keep you informed.

Update corona virus

Despite the far-reaching social impact of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the port of Rotterdam will remain operational. Cargo handling and production will continue unabated. The Harbour Master Division is monitoring safety and public order on the water 24/7. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is carefully complying with the recommendations of national authorities in the field of health and safety, and we have taken steps to safeguard the continuity of business operations.

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