The port of Rotterdam has the ambition to be the most sustainable port in the world. By breaking new ground in the way it operates, which includes the development of Maasvlakte 2, the port of Rotterdam wants to be at the forefront of sustainability and accessibility. This way, we strengthen Dutch and European competitive power and make Rotterdam Rijnmond a region where people like to live, work and recreate.
By sustainability we mean working towards a greener industry and logistics and enhancing the quality of our environment. We cannot simply say goodbye to fossil fuels overnight, but we can develop sustainable alternatives in the meantime. Wind energy, solar energy and energy from biomass provide a viable alternative to fossil fuels.
Influence of the Port Authority
Together with several parties, the Port Authority is committed to a strong port and a liveable environment. The only way for the port area to grow in a balanced way is by caring about its surroundings and the environment. We do this by adopting a three-level approach:
- We improve the performance of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.
- We foster sustainable enterprise in the port area.
- We call for sustainable innovation in the entire supply chain.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has been presented with a Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certificate. PERS comprises a set of guidelines formulated for and by ports for the purpose of evaluating a port’s individual environmental management performance. Candidates are subjected to an independent audit by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. A full version of the report can be found in the Downloads section on this page.
In the port of Rotterdam, various projects are in progress to make it the most sustainable port in the world. You can read more about this on the pages below: