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 2019 with 2018.

Port of Rotterdam throughput 2019

The Port of Rotterdam saw a freight throughput of 469.4 million tonnes in 2019, fractionally higher than in 2018 (469 million tonnes).

Throughput

  • 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
      • 2017- Total

          Status
          Dry bulk80,2
          Liquid bulk214,3
          Containers142,6
          Breakbulk30,3

        Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

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        Throughput 2019

        • 2019 - Total

            Status
            Dry bulk74,5
            Liquid bulk211,2
            Containers159,9
            Breakbulk30,8
          • 2019 - Incoming

              Status
              Dry bulk68,3
              Liquid bulk165
              Containers78
              Breakbulk14,5
            • 2019 - Outgoing

                Status
                Dry bulk6,2
                Liquid bulk46,2
                Containers74,9
                Breakbulk16,3

              Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

              Incoming

              • 2019 - Incoming

                  Status
                  Dry bulk68,3
                  Liquid bulk165
                  Containers78
                  Breakbulk14,5
                • 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

                    Unit: Gross weight in million metric tons

                    Outgoing

                    • 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
                        • 2017 - Outgoing

                            Status
                            Dry bulk6,2
                            Liquid bulk50,6
                            Containers70,7
                            Breakbulk15,9

                          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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                          2019  
                             
                          Incoming Total
                          Total containers 4,567,227
                          Total TEU 7,710,843
                             
                          Outgoing Total
                          Total containers 4,213,958
                          Total TEU 7,099,961
                          Total containers 8,781,185
                          Total TEU 14,810,804

                           

                          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

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

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