Seaport dues

Are you visiting the port of Rotterdam with a seagoing vessel? Then you will need to pay the Port of Rotterdam Authority seaport dues. In the port of Rotterdam, the amount of the seaport dues is determined by the use you make of the port, the gross tonnage of the vessel and the quantity of transhipment.

Port tariffs

The Port tariffs of the seaport dues are established annually by mutual agreement between the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the parties involved. The Port tariffs and the conditions in the port of Rotterdam are listed in the General Terms and Conditions of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Rates for maritime service providers and waste levy are also included in the General Terms and Conditions. To check the current pilotage dues, please consult the website of Loodswezen.

Declaring seaport dues

You arrive in the web portal via Portbase in the Port Community System or directly via PortAbility. You can declare sea port dues, buoy and dolphin dues and waste charges here. The web portal will ask you to finish a pre-filled form to complete your declaration. This service is free of charge for agents and shipping companies.

Discounts on seaport dues

Many seagoing vessels are eligible for discounts on the seaport dues. For example, the Port Authority offers discounts to sustainable vessels and seagoing vessels that visit the port of Rotterdam regularly.

General Privacy Statement

Pursuant to the Amendment Decree of 13 November 2018 regarding Table II of the Turnover Tax Act 1968, the Port Authority of Rotterdam, or our customers, has a fiscal obligation to provide proof with respect to the application of the zero VAT rate on sea port duties. This burden of proof is so burdensome that PoR wants to unburden you, as a skipper, from this task. In concrete terms, this means that we will use your AIS data on legal grounds to fulfil the burden of proof. The Port Authority will of course handle these data very carefully. Although this is not personal data, you can consult our procedure for questions regarding the rights of data subjects.

At the moment we can only be reached by e-mail for questions about Seaport dues.

Unfortunately, our general telephone number is not available. We will do our utmost to provide you with the best possible service as soon as possible after asking your question by e-mail.


Do you have a question or a comment about the port dues in the port of Rotterdam? Please contact:

Port Dues

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