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 2018 with 2017.

Throughput

  • 2018 - Total

      Status
      Dry bulk77,6
      Liquid bulk211,8
      Containers149,1
      Breakbulk30,4
    • 2017- Total

        Status
        Dry bulk80,2
        Liquid bulk214,3
        Containers142,6
        Breakbulk30,3
      • 2016 - Total

          Status
          Dry bulk82,3
          Liquid bulk223,5
          Containers127,1
          Breakbulk28,3

        Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

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        Throughput 2018

        • 2018 - Total

            Status
            Dry bulk77,6
            Liquid bulk211,8
            Containers149,1
            Breakbulk30,4
          • 2018 - Incoming

              Status
              Dry bulk71,9
              Liquid bulk160,4
              Containers76,6
              Breakbulk14,4
            • 2018 - Outgoing

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

              Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

              Incoming

              • 2018 - Incoming

                  Status
                  Dry bulk71,9
                  Liquid bulk160,4
                  Containers76,6
                  Breakbulk14,4
                • 2017 - Incoming

                    Status
                    Dry bulk73,9
                    Liquid bulk163,7
                    Containers71,9
                    Breakbulk14,4
                  • 2016 - Incoming

                      Status
                      Dry bulk75,9
                      Liquid bulk167,8
                      Containers63,7
                      Breakbulk13,8

                    Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

                    Outgoing

                    • 2018 - Outgoing

                        Status
                        Dry bulk5,7
                        Liquid bulk51,4
                        Containers72,5
                        Breakbulk16,1
                      • 2017 - Outgoing

                          Status
                          Dry bulk6,2
                          Liquid bulk50,6
                          Containers70,7
                          Breakbulk15,9
                        • 2016 - Outgoing

                            Status
                            Dry bulk6,4
                            Liquid bulk55,7
                            Containers63,4
                            Breakbulk14,5

                          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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                          2018  
                             
                          Incoming Total
                          Total containers 4,499,591
                          Total TEU 7,571,434
                             
                          Outgoing Total
                          Total containers 4,136,191
                          Total TEU 6,941,227
                          Total containers 8,635,782
                          Total TEU 14,512,661

                           

                          2017  
                             
                          Incoming Total
                          Total containers 4,253,499
                          Total TEU 7,131,519
                             
                          Outgoing Total
                          Total containers 3,940,733
                          Total TEU 6,602,815
                          Total containers 8,194,232
                          Total TEU 13,734,334

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

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