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Port of Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam is a cornerstone of the Dutch and European transport and economic systems. In addition to the significant economic and social value the port holds in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond region, it also benefits the logistics sector and businesses that import and export in the rest of the Netherlands and Europe through employment, added value, revenue and business locations.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s core tasks are the sustainable development, management and operation of the port and maintaining the smooth and safe handling of shipping. The aim of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to strengthen the port’s position as a logistics hub and future-proof industrial complex. In doing so, it’s not size, but rather quality that takes precedence. The Port of Rotterdam Authority takes responsibility for the impact of the activities in the port on the climate and immediate surroundings. The health and safety of current and future generations are an integral consideration in our decision-making, including in our cooperations with businesses.

Facts and figures from the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the port of Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam Authority: approximately 1,300 employees, revenue approximately €825 million and gross investments €257 million. Port area: 12,500 ha of port area (land and water, of which over 6,000 ha is industrial sites). Length of the port area: over 40 km. Cargo throughput: approximately 467 million tonnes of freight a year. Shipping: approximately 30,000 seagoing vessels and 100,000 inland vessels annually. Employment: 193,000 jobs (directly and indirectly). Added value: €30.6 billion, 3.2% of the Dutch gross domestic product (GDP). The port of Rotterdam generates over 500,000 jobs and provides an added value of over €60 billion for the Netherlands.