Port of Rotterdam Authority / Havenbedrijf Rotterdam

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority is manager, operator and developer of Rotterdam’s port and industrial area. The Port Authority is a public limited company (N.V.) with two shareholders: the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Dutch State. As is apparent from the objects stated in the articles of association, we operate in two domains: shipping and the port area.

Our objectives under the articles of association are:

  • the development, construction, management and operation of the port and industrial area in Rotterdam;
  • promoting the effective, safe and efficient handling of shipping in the port of Rotterdam and the offshore approaches to the port.

The Port Authority of Rotterdam lets out – on long-term leases – port sites to businesses, particularly to storage firms, cargo terminals and the chemical and petrochemical industry, including energy producers. The main sources of income are rents and harbour dues.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority invests in the development of new port sites, particularly Maasvlakte 2, in public infrastructure such as roads in the port area, and in customer-specific infrastructure such as quay walls and jetties. In order to handle shipping as effectively as possible, we are investing heavily in a traffic management system, traffic control centres and patrol vessels.

A total of 1,100 people are employed by the Port Authority.