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Sea Shipping

10 May 2021
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The most important information and services for a safe visit to the port of Rotterdam.


Before, during and after their visit to the port of Rotterdam, seagoing vessels have to deal with navigation, safety, legislation, services, communication and inspections.

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VTS services and VHF communication procedure
Inspector in the port
Ship on the North Sea
Waalhaven opening up


View planned calls of ocean-going ships to the Port of Rotterdam: expected ships, ships in the port and departing ships.

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The Port Information Guide

The Port Information Guide has been written for masters of seagoing vessels, shipping lines, and any other party that needs nautical information regarding the Port of Rotterdam.

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