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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.


The Blue Essence is the first offshore certified unmanned ship (USV) that can launch an electrically remote-controlled underwater robot.

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

Pyrolyse-oil at Shell
17 / 11 / 2021

Pryme builds pyrolysis oil production plant

Signing of cooperation agreement by René de Vries (State) Harbour Master and on the right Jan van Zanten Director of the Coast Guard
Safe port
15 / 11 / 2021

Cooperation Harbour Master Division Rotterdam and the Netherlands Coastguard confirmed once more

A forklift truck unloads
An accessible port
12 / 11 / 2021

SCOPE helps chain partners to be better and more reliable

The Blue Essence, first offshore certified unmanned vessel (USV)
11 / 11 / 2021

Fugro’s first unmanned ship Blue Essence sails in Rotterdam

Energy transition
11 / 11 / 2021

GES develops 20 ha site in Europoort for storage of low carbon products

'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