Port infrastructure

The total length of the port of Rotterdam is 42 kilometres. The port infrastructure consists of the elements digital, road traffic and nautical.
In the most recent port infrastructure of the port of Rotterdam, you can read which facilities can be found within these 42 kilometres.

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Source: Port of Rotterdam      
Unrestricted accessibility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week     2018
Total port area, including Maasvlakte 2     12,713 ha
Land area     7,903 ha
of which rentable sites     6,275 ha
Water area     4,810 ha
Total length Rotterdams port area     42 km
Water depth N.A.P. (max.)     24 m
Depth Eurogeul in the North Sea NAP (max.)     26 m
Length Eurogeul in the Nort Sea     57 km
Pipelines     1,500 km
Rail     500 km
Quay length     77.3 km
Banks  (slopes)     202.0 km
Sea jetties     20
Inland jetties     105
Dolphins     15
Buoys     12
Pontoons     106

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Source: Port of Rotterdam  
Sites/Terminals  2018
Oil and oil products  
Oil refineries 5
Refinery terminals 6
Independent tank terminals for oil products 11
Chemicalis, biofuels and edible oils  
Chemical locations 45
Biofuells plants 5
Vegetable oils refineries 5
Independent tank terminals for chemie, biofuels and edible oils 17
Gas and power, coal and biomass  
Gas fired power plants 3
Coal and biomass fired plants 3
Natural gas terminals 1
Wind turbines (total 194 Mw) 86
Industrial gases and water plants 4
Steam and power plants 6
Waste processing 1
Container terminals  
Deepsea 6
Shortsea 3
Emptydepots 24
Breakbulk terminals  
Roll-on/Roll-off 5
Other general cargo 21
Dry bulk terminals  
Agribulk, ores and scrap, coal, biomass and other dry bulk 15
Tankstorage (capacity: 1 million  m3)
Crude oil 14.5
Mineral oil products 14.8
Chemical products 2.4
Vegetable oils and fats 1.4

Port Infrastructure Quality

We measure the quality of the port infrastructure based on four items. These are shown below. The high availability of the Port Community System (PCS) and its continuous measurement is the responsibility of PortBase, which reports on this periodically to the Port of Rotterdam Authority as well as in its annual report. The shore based radar systems, managed by the Port Authority's Asset Management department, are sufficiently redundant and are well maintained and therefore have a very high availability and reliability. The flow of road traffic is continuously measured by an external party, Vialis, and monitored by the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

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  Target for 2019 Realisation 2019

Availability of the Port Community System (PCS)
The Port Community System of PortBase gives access to the smart, digital port, where companies, organisations and authorities exchange logistics data. PortBase is of and for the port community.

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% Water Surface on Nautical Guaranteed Draught (NGD)
The dredging of port basins is essential for the accessibility of companies by vessels.

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No more than twice the “free flow” on the 7 measured port road sections
In the port, the flow of traffic is permanently monitored on seven important road sections. The average time it takes a vehicle to cover such a route is called the ‘free flow’. The standard we use to measure the capacity of our roads is that at least 90% of the traffic does not exceed twice the ‘free flow’. 

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Availability of the shore based radar systems
Every day, hundreds of vessels enter and leave our port. It is vital that this occurs safely. Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) operators in the Traffic Centers monitor the traffic and communicate with the vessels. They do this using radar data. The vital components for this process are supported by the Traffic Management System (TMS). It is crucial that the system is available day and night.

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