Port of Rotterdam
Rotterdam is one of the main ports and the largest logistic and industrial hubs of Europe. With an annual throughput of 430 million tons of cargo in 2010, Rotterdam is by far the largest seaport of and gateway to Europe.
Rotterdam thanks its position to the excellent accessibility via the sea, the hinterland connections and the many companies and organisations, active in the port and industrial complex. The port stretches out over 40 kilometres and is about 10.500 ha (excluding Maasvlakte 2).
Port of Rotterdam Authority: Active for the Whole PortThe Port of Rotterdam Authority is the company that, together with 1200 committed colleagues, works to strengthen the competitive position of the port of Rotterdam. An accessible and sustainable port of Rotterdam, which can continue to grow, is very much in the interests of all (inter)national enterprises active here. The Port Authority therefore offers everything necessary for the speedy and safe transit of raw materials and goods, has an eye for the environment in which people work and live and invests continually in existing and new port areas, such as Maasvlakte 2. For example, our commercial and nautical staff collaborate with our civil engineers, economists, project managers, ICT specialists, lawyers and HRM staff to develop a world-class port.
P.O. Box 6622
3002 AP ROTTERDAM
Map of Rotterdam
COO, mevr. ir. T. (Thessa) Menssen, Directeur Infrastructuur & Maritieme Zaken
CFO, dhr. ir. P.R.J.M. (Paul) Smits CMA CTP, Directeur Financiën & ICT
|René de Vries, Harbour Master|
StatisticsFacts and figures for the Port Authority and the Port of Rotterdam:
- Port Authority: 1,200 employees, turnover approximately € 500 million.
- Port area: approx. 26,000 acres (12,500 acres of which commercial sites, 13,500 acres water and rail lines, roads and pipeline zones). The port will be extended by Maasvlakte 2 with 20%. The length of the port area is approximately 40 km.
- Direct employment: over 90,000 jobs.
- Goods throughput: 430 million tonnes of goods a year.
- Shipping: approximately 34,000 ocean-going vessels and 100,000 inland vessels per annum.
You can view the port statistics here.
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Based on an integrated vision, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is working with all other parties involved on guaranteeing accessibility in and around the port. By road, rail and water. With the interests of customers and other users, the distinctive character of the port of Rotterdam and sustainability as the (most) important pillars.
Maasvlakte 2After several years of careful preparation, the construction of Maasvlakte 2 has been in full swing since 1 September 2008. Maasvlakte 2 is the western expansion of the Rotterdam port area in the North Sea. A total surface area of 2,000 hectares will be created by spraying on sand off the coast. This sand will mainly come from sand extraction sites in the North Sea. The remaining sand will be freed up during the cutting through of the Yangtzehaven, which will soon provide access to Maasvlakte 2 via the existing Maasvlakte. A further volume of sand will become available when the new port basins are dredged and other projects are realised in the port area. This not only saves money, it also benefits the environment.
Rotterdam serves a hinterland of more than 150 million consumers living within a radius of 500 kilometres of Rotterdam, and 500 million consumers all over Europe. The European market is accessible from Rotterdam via five competing modalities: road, rail, inland shipping, coastal shipping and pipeline. From Rotterdam, all major industrial and economic centers in Western Europe can be reached in less than 24 hours.
One of the main advantages of Rotterdam is its location on the estuary of the rivers Rhine and Maas. As a result, efficient and economical transport by inland vessel is possible deep into the heart of Europe. The Betuwe Route is the new, 160-kilometre long goods line that links Rotterdam directly with Germany. Feeder and short-sea ships connect Rotterdam by sea with more than 200 European ports; often with several departures a day. Underground, Rotterdam has direct links with the major industrial centres elsewhere in Northwest Europe. Despite all this, the truck remains indispensable, particularly when it comes to more short-distance transport and door-to-door delivery.
For more information, please visit www.portofrotterdam.com
Rotterdam Port Authority
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