Throughput

In the port of Rotterdam hundreds of millions of tonnes of cargo are handled on an annual basis. The graphs below contain figures by cargo type, incoming and outgoing goods and the comparison of 2020 with 2019.

Port of Rotterdam throughput 2020

The Port of Rotterdam saw a freight throughput of 436.8 million tonnes in 2020. Rotterdam therefore continues to be the largest port in Europe by far.

Throughput

  • 2020 - Total

      Status
      Dry bulk63,8
      Liquid bulk192,0
      Containers151,1
      Breakbulk30,0
    • 2019 - Total

        Status
        Dry bulk74,5
        Liquid bulk211,2
        Containers159,9
        Breakbulk30,8
      • 2018 - Total

          Status
          Dry bulk77,6
          Liquid bulk211,8
          Containers149,1
          Breakbulk30,4

        Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

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        Throughput 2020

        • 2020 - Total

            Status
            Dry bulk63,8
            Liquid bulk192,0
            Containers151,1
            Breakbulk30,0
          • 2020 - Incoming

              Status
              Dry bulk56,9
              Liquid bulk148,9
              Containers76,3
              Breakbulk13,9
            • 2020 - Outgoing

                Status
                Dry bulk6,9
                Liquid bulk43,1
                Containers74,8
                Breakbulk16,0

              Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

              Incoming

              • 2020 - Incoming

                  Status
                  Dry bulk56,9
                  Liquid bulk148,9
                  Containers76,3
                  Breakbulk13,9
                • 2019 - Incoming

                    Status
                    Dry bulk68,3
                    Liquid bulk165
                    Containers78
                    Breakbulk14,5
                  • 2018 - Incoming

                      Status
                      Dry bulk71,9
                      Liquid bulk160,4
                      Containers76,6
                      Breakbulk14,4

                    Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

                    Outgoing

                    • 2020 - Outgoing

                        Status
                        Dry bulk6,9
                        Liquid bulk43,1
                        Containers74,8
                        Breakbulk16,0
                      • 2019 - Outgoing

                          Status
                          Dry bulk6,2
                          Liquid bulk46,2
                          Containers74,9
                          Breakbulk16,3
                        • 2018 - Outgoing

                            Status
                            Dry bulk5,7
                            Liquid bulk51,4
                            Containers72,5
                            Breakbulk16,1

                          Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

                          Containers

                          The port of Rotterdam is the largest container port in Europe. Even the largest vessels can enter the port 24/7 thanks to the large depth and no restrictions from tides or locks.

                          Incoming & outgoing containers by sea

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                          2020  
                             
                          Incoming Total
                          Total containers 4.369.796
                          Total TEU 7.430.621
                             
                          Outgoing Total
                          Total containers 4.066.444
                          Total TEU 6.918.824
                          Total containers 8.436.240
                          Total TEU 14.349.446

                           

                          2019  
                             
                          Incoming Total
                          Total containers 4.567.227
                          Total TEU 7.716.398
                             
                          Outgoing Total
                          Total containers 4.213.958
                          Total TEU 7.105.099
                          Total containers 8.781.185
                          Total TEU 14.821.497

                           

                           

                          Unit: Number of containers and TEU (Twenty-Feet Equivalent Units)

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