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Port of the future

Stories of a changing world

11 May 2021
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Digital transformation is leading to fundamental changes in society. This is also the case for the port of Rotterdam.

Energy transition

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is working with the port business community and the government to create a future-proof port.


Curious about innovation in the port of Rotterdam, like blockchain, autonomous shipping and Internet of Things applications?

As one of the world’s leading ports, Rotterdam harbours the ambition of being the smartest port. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is embracing the energy transition, digitisation and innovations as an opportunity for making logistics chains that pass through Rotterdam more efficient, more reliable and hence more competitive. If it were up to Rotterdam, autonomous ships would be docking in the port by 2030.

Latest news

Holland Hydrogen 1 on Maasvlakte 2
Energy transition
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Shell to start building Europe's biggest green hydrogen plant

Energy transition
5 / 7 / 2022

Offshore grid Hollandse Kust (zuid) Alpha and Beta ready for use

Rotterdam skyline
5 / 7 / 2022

Impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the port of Rotterdam

CMA CGM Jacques Saade bunkering LNG
4 / 7 / 2022

Port of Rotterdam Authority welcomes European Parliament’s position on ETS

iPad with Routescanner
An accessible port
4 / 7 / 2022

More extensive content Routescanner makes route planner logical successor to Navigate



The February edition is live. Take a look behind the scenes of the largest construction project in the port of Rotterdam. See how Mebin turns special concrete into heat batteries or how we make progress with shore power.

Onshore power at Thialf

Hydrogen in Rotterdam

The Port Authority is working with various partners towards the introduction of a large-scale hydrogen network across the port complex, making Rotterdam an international hub for hydrogen production, import, application and transport to other countries in Northwest Europe. The hub will also enable Rotterdam to maintain its position as important energy port for Northwest Europe in the future.