About the Port Authority

The Port Authority manages, operates and develops the port and industrial area

The objective of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port’s competitive position as a logistics hub and world-class industrial complex. Not only in terms of size, but also with regard to quality. The core tasks of the Port Authority are to develop, manage and exploit the port in a sustainable way and to render speedy and safe services for shipping.

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.

The Port Authority in brief

Core tasks
• Sustainable development, management and operation of the port.
• Maintaining the safe and smooth handling of all shipping.

Structure and shareholders
• Unlisted public limited company.
• Shareholders of the Port of Rotterdam Authority: Municipality of Rotterdam (approx 70%) and the Dutch government (approx 30%).

•The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s turnover is approximately €750 million.

Number of employees
•Approximately 1,270 employees.

Company profile

Our core tasks under the articles of association are:

• The development, construction, management and operation of the port and industrial area in Rotterdam.
• The promotion of the safe, effective and efficient handling of shipping in the port of Rotterdam and the offshore approaches to the port.

Rental income and port dues

Our key revenue streams consist of rental income and port dues. The Port of Rotterdam Authority lets port sites to companies, primarily to storage and transhipment companies and to the chemical and petrochemical industries, including energy producers. We impose port dues on ships that make use of our port. We invest in public infrastructure, such as roads in the port area, in customer-specific infrastructure, such as quay walls and jetties, and in the development of new port sites. In order to handle shipping as effectively as possible, we invest in a traffic management system, patrol vessels and emergency control.

Core values

At the Port Authority we work with passion, together with others, on a basis of trust and focused on continuous improvement:

For the port and for our profession.

We cooperate internally, but also with our stakeholders, customers and shareholders as a means of achieving our joint goals.

Continuous Improvement
As an enterprise, we want to continue to learn, evaluate, develop and push back frontiers.

The Port Authority is trusted within its environment and wants to be seen as a conscientious and reliable partner. We continue to build on our history as a world-class port.

Corporate Code of Conduct

Our Corporate Code of Conduct shows who we are, what we stand for and what we consider important in business and social life. Internally and externally. The Code contains guidelines that provide clarity as to what is and what is not permitted. The Code of Conduct also includes the Whistle-blower Scheme.

The smartest port in the world. Boundless ambition

Everything comes together in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port by far; a world-class port. Everything you could ever imagine is transported via the port of Rotterdam. The gateway to Europe. An important logistics hub for the entire world.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) forms an integral part of our operational management and our Business Plan 2011-2015.

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