ESPO’s port of the month is the Port of Rotterdam. With an annual throughput which amounts to some 450 million tonnes and a vast industrial complex, the Port of Rotterdam can be considered as Europe’s largest port.
The port area includes 12,500 ha (land and water, of which approx. 6,000 ha are business sites).
The total length of the port area is more than 40 km. Approximately 30,000 seagoing vessels and 110,000 inland vessels visit the Port of Rotterdam every year.
The Port of Rotterdam is both a global hub and a strong industrial cluster. Currently, the port faces various challenges. The Port of Rotterdam copes with these challenges by innovating and expanding the port’s portfolio.