The Port of Rotterdam Authority has a unique organisational structure. It has departments responsible for the development and maintenance of the port and industrial area. In addition, it has commercial departments, responsible for finding and binding companies that conduct their business in the port. And there is the Harbour Master’s Division. On behalf of the (State) Harbour Master this division performs public duties such as traffic guidance, inspection and incident control. Finally, there are staff departments such as Human Resources, Communications & External Affairs and Procurement.
Infrastructure & Maritime Affairs
The Port Authority is responsible for the development and maintenance of the port and industrial area. These responsibilities lie with the departments of Port Development, Asset Management, Environmental Management and Facilities. The departments are headed by the Director of Infrastructure and Maritime Affairs (COO).
The commercial departments focus on retaining existing customers, finding new customers and identifying yet unknown customers. The departments work together with customers on an on-going basis to develop new concepts and build business clusters. There are two commercial departments: Containers, Break bulk & Logistics and Process Industry & Bulk Goods. In addition, the Port of Rotterdam International department operates on a global scale in ports in growth markets. These departments are accountable to the CEO.