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Welcome to the port of Rotterdam

28 June 2021
How can we help you?

Ahoy there, nice to meet you! We manage, operate and support the continuous development of the largest port in Europe. Whether you are a skipper, a shipper/carrier looking to transport, store or transship cargo, or an entrepreneur thinking of basing your business here or if you just want to have fun, you have come to the right place at the port of Rotterdam!

We are committed to increasing port efficiency and improving trade flows based on the strategic pillars of sustainability, digitisation and innovation. We want to create a ‘cleaner and greener’ port and contribute to a healthier living environment for everyone, both now and in the future. Needless to say, we never lose sight of our core task: keeping shipping running smoothly and safely.


From 1 September 2021 the scope of the Netherlands COVID-19 vaccination programme for seafarers will be expanded to all seafarers working on ships calling the ports of Delfzijl-Eemshaven, Amsterdam-IJmuiden, Rotterdam-Dordrecht-Moerdijk and Flushing-Terneuzen.

Discover the port


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Working and learning

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To do in the port


Our port is evolving all the time

See, hear and read about all our activities.

Smart port

Continuously looking for ways of making the port smarter, more efficient and more sustainable.

Sustainable port

We are committed to ensuring that the port and its surrounding areas are safe, healthy and appealing.

Safe port

Safety is the number one priority in our port.

Accessible port

The Port Authority and its partners work together to ensure the port remains accessible.

Latest news

Docked ship seen from above
Energy transition
22 / 9 / 2021

Government action needed to decarbonize shipping by 2050

Example of a hydrogen power plant
22 / 9 / 2021

The Port of Rotterdam Authority helps German DeltaPort to be a regional hydrogen hub

Electric GTS locomotives
22 / 9 / 2021

GTS starts direct rail connection between Bari and Rotterdam

Aerial photo of Shell Pernis Port of Rotterdam
Energy transition
20 / 9 / 2021

Shell to build one of Europe’s biggest biofuels facilities

Port of Pecém
13 / 9 / 2021

EDP will construct a green hydrogen pilot plant in Pecém Industrial and Port Complex to start production in 2022

'Our port is an important building block for employment and prosperity for the Rotterdam region, the Netherlands and far beyond'
Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam Authority