Transhipment Discount

Transhipment of containers from a deep sea service to a short sea/feeder service and vice versa is encouraged in the port of Rotterdam by offering transhipment discounts. This is a discount of € 3,75 per container on port dues for both the deep sea and the short sea/feeder shipping company. In 2017 the discount for deep sea shipping companies will be increased to € 5,00 per container, making transhipment in Rotterdam even more attractive.


These discounts apply only to loaded containers that have the ‘Sea in/Sea out’-status in the Portbase register and that are transhipped in the port to or from a seagoing vessel in deep sea service or to a short sea or feeder service. Only the container operator paying port dues directly to the Port of Rotterdam Authority is eligible for this discount.

Submitting a request for a transhipment discount

The transhipment discount is paid out retrospectively and only upon request. This is done annually. To determine the amount to be paid, the Port of Rotterdam Authority uses the data from the Port Community System of Portbase. The amount to be paid can never exceed the net amount of the port dues paid in the corresponding year.


You can find more details about discounts, provision of information, exemptions, etc. in the brochure 'General Terms and Conditions including Port Tariffs'.


Would you like more information about transhipment discounts? Please contact:

Port Dues
+31 (0)10 252 1523

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