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.

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.

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.


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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