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Throughput figures

11 May 2021
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We produce a press release every quarter, six months and year describing the throughput in the port of Rotterdam. These press releases contain valuable information, such as which freight performed well, the volume of container throughput, and how this compares with other ports. Below you can find an overview of these press releases. If you would like more details, please contact us.


Total throughput at the port of Rotterdam fell by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year. In the first three months of this year, throughput was 110.1 million tonnes compared to 111.7 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2023.


Luchtfoto Maasvlakte 2
Port of Rotterdam in full transition in 2023
Maasvlakte 2 photographed from a bird's eye view
Throughput in port of Rotterdam falls by 6.0% in first three quarters
Maasvlakte 2 as seen from the sky
Major expansion of container capacity strengthens Rotterdam’s position
Aerial view from Maasvlakte 2 inland
Slight decline in freight throughput port of Rotterdam in first quarter of 2023


Aerial photo Maasvlakte 2 with the conversionpark, distripark Maasvlakte West, Alexiahaven and Amaliahaven
Port of Rotterdam throughput virtually unchanged in 2022 despite war and weakening economy
Ship at the GATE Terminal
Throughput port of Rotterdam remained at the same level as last year
LNG-terminal Gate
Total throughput slightly higher despite declining trade with Russia
Men unload wind turbine blades
Freight throughput in the Port of Rotterdam decreased by 1.5% in first quarter


Arrival of the 15 millionth container of 2021 in Rotterdam
Port of Rotterdam operated at pre-corona level in 2021
Maasvlakte photographed from the air
Port of Rotterdam throughput rises substantially again in Q3
Container ship being unloaded
Port of Rotterdam rebounds after corona dip
Container ship
Throughput in port of Rotterdam increases by 3.0% in first quarter of 2021


Patrol boat, RPA 16, sailing in the port of Rotterdam
Annual report 2020: Staying on course in exceptional times
Cranes and container handling in the Amazonehaven in Rotterdam
Throughput in first three quarters falls 8.8% short of last year’s total
Aerial shot port of Rotterdam
Port of Rotterdam fully operational in first half of 2020, COVID-19 pandemic depresses cargo throughput
A container ship
Throughput volume falls in an exceptional first quarter


Container ship in port of Rotterdam
Throughput recovers in second half year at the fully operational port of Rotterdam
MSC Gülsün
Continued growth in container handling in third quarter
Ever Glory
Containers drive throughput growth in port of Rotterdam


Continuing container growth pushes throughput at port of Rotterdam to a new high
Quarterly figures: Containers segment continues to grow; decrease in bulk throughput
Quarterly figures: Containers segment continues to grow; decrease in bulk throughput
Inland navigation and container gantry cranes at Euromaxx in Yangtze-canal
Sustained growth in container throughput did not fully offset declining throughput in other sectors