Whenever you call at the port of Rotterdam, you must bear in mind that there is a maximum sailing speed on two sailing sections. A dynamic maximum speed limit of 13 km per hour applies to inland shipping on these sections.
Due to the construction of Maasvlakte 2 and the resulting increase in the freight flows, the Dutch government, the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have agreed on a number of measures to ensure that the air quality in the Rijnmond area does not deteriorate. The speed limit in the port of Rotterdam is one of those measures. It was taken in close consultation with the inland shipping sector.