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Welcome to the port of Rotterdam

28 June 2021
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We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. We manage, operate and develop the Rotterdam port and industrial area and are responsible for ensuring safe and expedient shipping services. We are proud of our current port and are working hard with our partners to build the port of the future. Looking ahead, we aim to create an environmentally-friendly, inclusive and safe port.

And who are you? A captain, a shipper, a resident of Rotterdam, a tourist, a future colleague or media? Here you will find everything you need to know about the port: from business services to interesting jobs, press releases and news, to information about harbour tours.


In the ‘Behind the Scenes’ series, we do precisely that and take a look behind the scenes of the companies in the port of Rotterdam. We get a unique look at the daily activities and processes of the various companies in Europe’s largest port. This time, we stay on shore as we visit the shipyard.

'If the port of Rotterdam is doing well, Europe's economy is doing well'
Ursula von der Leyen, President European Commission

Discover the port


Students working with drones

Working and learning

Seal in the port

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

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Energy transition

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Luchtfoto Maasvlakte Olie Terminal
Energy transition

CO2next project for fluid CO2 storage and handling enters FEED phase

Shipyard de Haas

Behind the scenes: the shipyard

Aerial view of Q Terminals Kramer Rotterdam. Photo MartensMultimedia

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Friedrich Wilhelm-Meyer

Port of Rotterdam Authority appoints Friedrich-Wilhelm Meyer as representative in Southwest Germany