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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.


The future looks bright for breakbulk in 3 of the 4 scenarios. Throughput could increase from 6 million tons in reference year 2020 to 16 million tons in the most positive scenario. Only one scenario points to a drop in volumes (to 5 million tons).

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

Discover the port


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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

Vrachtwagen komt aan bij terminal en wacht voor de slagboom
Safe port
1 / 3 / 2024

Tighter security for import-container chain in Rotterdam

from left to right: Boudewijn Siemons (Port of Rotterdam Authority), Robert Simons (Municipality of Rotterdam) & Ronald Lugthart (RWG)
29 / 2 / 2024

Rotterdam World Gateway container terminal invests in shore-based power

Hydrogen molecule
Energy transition
22 / 2 / 2024

HyXchange: variable purchase price of green hydrogen is nearing that of grey hydrogen

People shaking hands on an inland barge
An accessible port
22 / 2 / 2024

Vessels participating in Nextlogic spend 20% less time in port

Luchtfoto Maasvlakte 2
20 / 2 / 2024

Port of Rotterdam in full transition in 2023